Definitions for duchessˈdʌtʃ ɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the wife or widow of a duke.
a woman who holds the rank of a duke in her own right.
* Usage: See -ess.
Origin of duchess:
1300–50; ME duchesse < AF, OF, fem. der. of ducduke
the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a high-ranking European noblewoman
The female spouse or widow of a duke.
The female ruler of a duchy (where women can reign).
to court or curry favour for political or business advantage; to flatter obsequiously.
the wife or widow of a duke; also, a lady who has the sovereignty of a duchy in her own right
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
The feminine of Dutchman.
Translations for duchess
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the wife of a duke.
- duquesaPortuguese (BR)
- die HerzoginGerman
- η σύζυγος του δούκαGreek
- همسر دوک؛ دوشسFarsi
- रानी, ड्यूक की पत्नी या विधवाHindi
- istri dukeIndonesian
- isteri kepada dukeMalay
- همسر پادشاهPersian
- د پاچا ښځهPashto
- 公爵夫人Chinese (Trad.)
- ڈیوک کی بیویUrdu
- vợ công tướcVietnamese
- 公爵夫人Chinese (Simp.)
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