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princess

[ prin-sis, -ses, prin-ses ]
/ ˈprɪn sɪs, -sɛs, prɪnˈsɛs /
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noun

a nonreigning female member of a royal family.
History/Historical. a female sovereign or monarch; queen.
the consort of a prince.
(in Great Britain) a daughter or granddaughter (if the child of a son) of a king or queen.
a woman considered to have the qualities or characteristics of a princess.

adjective

Also princesse. (of a woman's dress, coat, or the like) styled with a close-fitting bodice and flared skirt, cut in single pieces, as gores, from shoulder to hem.

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Origin of princess

1350–1400; Middle English princesse<Middle French. See prince, -ess

usage note for princess

See -ess.

OTHER WORDS FROM princess

prin·cess·like, adjectiveprin·cess·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for princess

princess
/ (prɪnˈsɛs) /

noun

(in Britain) a daughter of the sovereign or of one of the sovereign's sons
a nonreigning female member of a sovereign family
the wife and consort of a prince
any very attractive or outstanding woman
Also called: princess dress, princess line a style of dress with a fitted bodice and an A-line skirt that is shaped by seams from shoulder to hem without a seam at the waistline
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