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duchessnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdʌtʃ.es/ us   /ˈdʌtʃ.es/
(the title of) a woman who is married to a duke or who has the rank of duke: the Duchess of Kent
(Definition of duchess from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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duchessnoun [C]

us   /ˈdʌtʃ·əs/
(in some countries) the title of a woman who has a very high social rank, or who is the wife of a duke, or the person of that rank
(Definition of duchess from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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