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[am-bas-uh-dris] /æmˈbæs ə drɪs/
a woman who is an ambassador.
the wife of an ambassador.
Origin of ambassadress
1585-95; ambassad(o)r + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They pursue Kean to his dressing-room at the theatre; where, unluckily, the ambassadress herself has taken refuge.

    The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray
  • After a little hesitation she said it had been exactly that of the French ambassadress.

    Human Intercourse Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • The Marquess wished to show a part of his domain to the ambassadress.

    Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli
  • It was the first time she had presented an ambassadress in a private audience.

    Letters of a Diplomat's Wife Mary King Waddington
  • One of my secret seldom-expressed ambitions, even as a girl at College, was to be an ambassadress.

    A Journal from Japan Marie Carmichael Stopes
  • And so it was that Pocahontas went to Jamestown as ambassadress.

    The Princess Pocahontas Virginia Watson
  • An ambassadress of fifty would be very much astonished if the prince did not ask her to dance.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
  • You will be prepared for the occasion, little Stella, even if you end as an ambassadress.

  • Neither was the panegyric bestowed by the ambassadress on Madame d'Harville at all exaggerated.

  • She felt that she was an ambassadress of no little importance, as she had been stopped twice on her way.

    The New Mistress George Manville Fenn

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