Archduchess
Archduchess Arch`duch"ess, n. [Pref. arch- + duchess.] The consort of an archduke; also, a princess of the imperial family of Austria. See {Archduke}. [1913 Webster]

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  • archduchess — (n.) 1610s; see ARCH (Cf. arch ) + DUCHESS (Cf. duchess). Also Cf. ARCHDUKE (Cf. archduke) …   Etymology dictionary

  • archduchess — [ärch′duch΄is] n. 1. the wife or widow of an archduke 2. a princess of the former Austrian imperial family …   English World dictionary

  • archduchess — noun Etymology: French archiduchesse, feminine of archiduc archduke, from Middle French archeduc Date: 1555 1. the wife or widow of an archduke 2. a woman having in her own right a rank equal to that of an archduke …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • archduchess — /ahrch duch is/, n. 1. the wife of an archduke. 2. a princess of the Austrian imperial family. [1610 20; ARCH 1 + DUCHESS, modeled on F archiduchesse] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • archduchess — noun A daughter or granddaughter of the Emperor of Austria Hungary, or the wife of a son or grandson of the Emperor of Austria Hungary See Also: archbishop, duchess, duke, grand duke, grand duchess …   Wiktionary

  • archduchess — n. wife of an archduke; princess of the Austrian imperial familyn. title given to a son of the Austrian imperial family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • archduchess — noun historical 1》 the wife or widow of an archduke. 2》 a daughter of the Emperor of Austria …   English new terms dictionary

  • archduchess — arch·duchess …   English syllables

  • archduchess — arch•duch•ess [[t]ˈɑrtʃˈdʌtʃ ɪs[/t]] n. 1) gov the wife of an archduke 2) gov a princess of the Austrian imperial family • Etymology: 1610–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • archduchess — /atʃˈdʌtʃəs/ (say ahch duchuhs) noun 1. the wife of an archduke. 2. a princess of the Austrian imperial family …   Australian English dictionary

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