Duchess Duch"ess, n. [F. duchesse, fr. duc duke.] The wife or widow of a duke; also, a lady who has the sovereignty of a duchy in her own right. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • duchess — c.1300, from O.Fr. duchesse, from L.L. or M.L. ducissa, fem. of dux (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)). Often spelled dutchess until early 19c. (e.g. Dutchess County, New York, U.S.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • duchess — ► NOUN 1) the wife or widow of a duke. 2) a woman holding a rank equivalent to duke. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin ducissa, from dux duke …   English terms dictionary

  • duchess — [duch′is] n. [ME & OFr duchesse, fem. of duc, DUKE1] 1. the wife or widow of a duke 2. a woman who has the rank of a duke …   English World dictionary

  • duchess —    A polite way of addressing a duchess, who might more formally be calied ‘your Grace’. Used by some men, especially Londoners, to their wives, since ‘my old Dutch’ has long been a Cockney way of referring to one’s wife. ‘Dutch’ in this sense… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • duchess — [[t]dʌ̱tʃɪs[/t]] duchesses N COUNT: oft the N of n A duchess is a woman who has the same rank as a duke, or who is a duke s wife or widow. ...the Duchess of Kent …   English dictionary

  • duchess — UK [ˈdʌtʃɪs] / US [ˈdʌtʃəs] noun [countable] Word forms duchess : singular duchess plural duchesses a) a woman who has the same position as a duke b) the wife of a duke …   English dictionary

  • duchess — 1. noun /ˈdʌ.tʃəs/ a) The female spouse or widow of a duke. b) The female ruler of a duchy (where women can reign). 2. verb …   Wiktionary

  • Duchess — Du|chess 〈[dʌ̣tʃıs] f.; , es [ tʃısız]; engl. Bez. für〉 Herzogin; →a. Duke * * * Duchess   [ dʌtʃɪs] die, / es, englischer Adelstitel, die weibliche Form des Duke …   Universal-Lexikon

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