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Definition of "princess" []

  • A woman member of a royal family other than the monarch, especially a daughter of a monarch. (noun)
  • A woman who is a ruler of a principality. (noun)
  • A woman who is a hereditary ruler; a queen. (noun)
  • A noblewoman of varying status or rank. (noun)
  • The wife of a prince. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "princess" in a sentence
  • "There's a precedent for the title princess consort."
  • "So I think it's been a very carefully judged compromise, that Camilla's status is now clearly right at the top of the royal tree, but people are aware that there's a great deal of sensitivity attached to the title princess of Wales."
  • "Though, when he announced his engagement, of course, Prince Charles said his future wife would be known by the title princess consorts."