Princess meaning

prĭn'sĭs, -sĕs', prĭn-sĕs'
The definition of princess is something created to stay close-fitting and hang in smooth lines from the top to the hem.

An example of princess used as an adjective is the phrase "princess gown" which means a gown cut in smooth lines from the top to the hem.

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Any female monarch; esp., a queen.
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A woman member of a royal family other than the monarch, especially a daughter of a monarch.
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Any woman or girl regarded as like a princess, as in being:
  • Graceful, accomplished, or outstanding in some way.
  • Pampered, protected, snobbish, arrogant, etc.
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(derogatory, chiefly US) A young girl or woman considered vain, spoiled or selfish; a prima donna. [from 20th c.]

You're a real princess.

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A tinted crystal marble used in children's games.
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Princess is defined as a woman who is the daughter of a king or queen, or the wife or daughter of a king or queen's son, or someone who acts or lives like they have the status of a royal person.

An example of a princess is Princess Diana.

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A noblewoman of varying status or rank.
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The wife of a prince.
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A woman regarded as having the status or qualities of a princess.
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Designed to hang in smooth, close-fitting, unbroken lines from shoulder to flared hem.

A princess dress.

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A nonreigning female member of a royal family.
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In Great Britain,
  • A daughter of the sovereign.
  • A daughter of a son of the sovereign.
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The wife of a prince.
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Of or designating a woman's one-piece, closefitting, gored garment, unbroken at the waistline and with a flared skirt.
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A female member of a royal family other than a queen, especially a daughter or granddaughter. [from 14th c.]
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A woman or girl who excels in a given field or class. [from 14th c.]
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(now archaic) A female ruler or monarch; a queen. [from 15th c.]
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The wife of a prince; the female ruler of a principality. [from 15th c.]

Princess Grace was the Princess of Monaco.

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A young girl; used as a term of endearment. [from 18th c.]
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A type of court card in the Tarot pack, coming between the 10 and the prince (Jack).
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Origin of princess

  • Middle English princesse from Old French feminine of prince prince prince
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Anglo-Norman princess, Middle French princesse, corresponding to prince +"Ž -ess.
    From Wiktionary