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princess

[prin-sis, -ses, prin-ses] /ˈprɪn sɪs, -sɛs, prɪnˈsɛs/
noun
1.
a nonreigning female member of a royal family.
2.
History/Historical. a female sovereign or monarch; queen.
3.
the consort of a prince.
4.
(in Great Britain) a daughter or granddaughter (if the child of a son) of a king or queen.
5.
a woman considered to have the qualities or characteristics of a princess.
adjective
6.
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.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English princesse < Middle French. See prince, -ess
Related forms
princesslike, adjective
princessly, adjective
Usage note
See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for princesslike

princess

/prɪnˈsɛs/
noun
1.
(in Britain) a daughter of the sovereign or of one of the sovereign's sons
2.
a nonreigning female member of a sovereign family
3.
the wife and consort of a prince
4.
any very attractive or outstanding woman
5.
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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Word Origin and History for princesslike

princess

n.

late 14c., "woman of royal or noble birth; daughter or wife of a ruler or prince; female ruler," a native formation, or else from Old French princesse, fem. of prince (see prince). Cf. Medieval Latin principissa, Italian principessa. As a colloquial form of address to a woman or girl, it is recorded from 1924 (as a term of address to a lover, early 15c.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for princesslike

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