Definitions for duchessˈdʌtʃ ɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

duch•ess*ˈdʌtʃ ɪs(n.)

  1. the wife or widow of a duke.

    Category: Government

  2. a woman who holds the rank of a duke in her own right.

    Category: Government

* Usage: See -ess.

Origin of duchess:

1300–50; ME duchesse < AF, OF, fem. der. of ducduke

Princeton's WordNet

  1. duchess(noun)

    the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. Duchess(noun)ˈdʌtʃ ɪs

    a high-ranking European noblewoman


  1. duchess(Noun)

    The female spouse or widow of a duke.

  2. duchess(Noun)

    The female ruler of a duchy (where women can reign).

  3. duchess(Verb)

    to court or curry favour for political or business advantage; to flatter obsequiously.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Duchess(noun)

    the wife or widow of a duke; also, a lady who has the sovereignty of a duchy in her own right


  1. Duchess

    Duchess is a village in southern Alberta, Canada, located north of Brooks, across from Trans-Canada Highway, in the County of Newell. The village was named for Duchess Louise Marguerite. It is mainly a ranching community.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. duchess

    The feminine of Dutchman.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the wife of a duke.

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