Definition of princess noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌprɪnˈses//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɪnˈses//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈprɪnses//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪnses//
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  1. 1  a female member of a royal family who is not a queen, especially the daughter or granddaughter of the king or queen the royal princesses Princess Anne
  2. 2  the wife of a prince the Princess of Wales Princess Michael of Kent
  3. 3(disapproving) a young woman who has always been given everything that she wants, and who thinks that she is better than other people
  4. 4(British English, informal) used as a form of address by a man to a girl or young woman Is something the matter, princess?
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French princesse, from prince, from Latin princeps, princip- ‘first, chief, sovereign’, from primus ‘first’ + capere ‘take’.
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