Definitions

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  • adj. Like a duchess; with a superior feminine elegance.

Etymologies

duchess +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And who is not delighted with this Jack Lofty and his "duchessy" talk -- his airs of patronage, his mysterious hints, his gay familiarity with the great, his audacious lying?

    Goldsmith English Men of Letters Series

  • You'd have been just as duchessy if you'd been educated, 'insisted her son, hesitating for a word to use instead of lady-like, for he would not, even to himself, own that his mother was not

    Sarah's School Friend

  • Cappadocia's so duchessy that I had to knock the conceit out of her somehow, or it would not have been possible to live with her.

    The Far Horizon

  • “I do hope” — his sister’s crisp, unquestionably duchessy tones reached him the instant he set foot on the hall tiles — “that you intend to come up and call on me?”

    The Ideal Bride

  • You’ll see him refuse to bow to a Duchess whom he doesn’t think duchessy enough, and shower compliments upon a kennel-man.

    The Sweet Cheat Gone

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