queen mother


noun

a queen dowager who is mother of a reigning sovereign.

Origin of queen mother

First recorded in 1570–80
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Related Words for queen mother

monarch, ruler, empress, regent, consort

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British Dictionary definitions for queen mother

queen mother

noun

the widow of a former king who is also the mother of the reigning sovereign
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