I. noun Date: 14th century 1. archaic a woman having sovereign power 2. a female member of a royal family; especially a daughter or granddaughter of a sovereign 3. the consort of a prince 4. one likened to a princess; especially a woman of high rank or of high standing in her class or profession <
a pop music princess
II. adjective or princesse Etymology: French princesse princess, from prince Date: 1867 close-fitting and usually with gores from neck to flaring hemline <
a princess gown

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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