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duchess

duch·ess

duchess

pronunciation:
duh chihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a woman who is married to or the widow of a duke.
The Duke and Duchess will be attending the royal dinner this evening.
definition 2: a woman who has title and authority equal to those of a duke.
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The word duchess contains the following part:
-ess Greek noun-forming suffix that means female