Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman member of a royal family other than the monarch, especially a daughter of a monarch.
  • n. A woman who is a ruler of a principality.
  • n. A woman who is a hereditary ruler; a queen.
  • n. A noblewoman of varying status or rank.
  • n. The wife of a prince.
  • n. A woman regarded as having the status or qualities of a princess.
  • adj. Designed to hang in smooth, close-fitting, unbroken lines from shoulder to flared hem: a princess dress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The female monarch, or wife of a ruler, of a principality.
  • n. The daughter (or granddaughter) of a king, queen, emperor, empress, prince, or another princess.
  • n. A type of court card in the Tarot pack, coming between the 10 and the prince (Jack)
  • n. A beloved girl considered dainty; used as a term of endearment
  • n. A young girl or woman considered vain, spoiled or selfish; a prima donna
  • n. A tinted crystal marble used in children's games.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female prince; a woman having sovereign power, or the rank of a prince.
  • n. The daughter of a sovereign; a female member of a royal family.
  • n. The consort of a prince.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female sovereign; a woman of princely rank.
  • n. The daughter of a sovereign: a female member of a royal family: in this sense a title of courtesy. Compare prince, 4.
  • n. A size of roofing-slate 24 inches long by 14 inches wide. Compare duchess, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)

Etymologies

Middle English princesse, from Old French, feminine of prince, prince; see prince.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
prince +‎ -ess (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Sorry, April.

    July 30, 2008

  • Wasn't "ralph" April's word?

    July 30, 2008

  • how about *ralph*?

    July 29, 2008

  • Watch out, c_b. Next thing you know, your boss will be hiring her princess to work with you.

    Jenn: I say we take votes on the horkword for August 08.

    July 29, 2008

  • Wow. Major horkfest occurring here.

    July 24, 2008

  • at least it wasn't dressed as one.

    (i think this kitty epitomizes most human sentiments on the matter.)

    July 24, 2008

  • Cat?! Princess!?
    *hhhhhhhhhhhhhhork*

    July 24, 2008

  • I think I'll just think there's a ma in the middle. :) After I hork at the idiocy of my boss fussing publicly over a picture of her cat like it's a damn human.... *eye roll*

    July 24, 2008

  • chained_bear, just think "o no, tomato!" to remember how to spell onomatopoeia. (er, which someone already listed there. i do it as well!)

    July 24, 2008

  • It's so onomatopoetic. Which I probably spelled wrong.

    Edit: I changed the spelling because I'm obsessive-compulsive. Leave me alone.

    July 24, 2008

  • Hork seems to be the word of the month. How are we going to indicate disgust this August?

    July 24, 2008

  • Okay, I'm officially going down the hall to hork in the ladies' room. I just overheard my boss tell a visitor, "And this is my cat... She's my little girl. She's my princess."

    HORK!!!

    July 23, 2008