• A female member of a royal family other than a queen, especially a daughter or granddaughter of a monarch.
  • A woman or girl who excels in a given field or class.
  • A female ruler or monarch; a queen.
  • The wife of a prince; the female ruler of a principality.
  • A young girl; .
  • A young girl or woman (or less commonly a man) who is vain, spoiled or selfish; a prima donna.
  • A tinted crystal marble used in children's games.
  • A type of court card in the Tarot pack, coming between the 10 and the prince (Jack).
  • A female lemur.


  • From Middle English princesse, a borrowing from Anglo-Norman princesse, Old French princesse, corresponding to prince + -ess.

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