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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman chieftain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A female chieftain.

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  • noun In tribal societies, a female chieftain or the wife of a chieftain.

Etymologies

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From chieftain +‎ -ess.

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