WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
peer•ess  (pēris),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the wife or widow of a peer.
  2. a woman having in her own right the rank of a peer.
  • peer1 + -ess 1680–90
    See  -ess. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

peeress /ˈpɪərɪs/ n
  1. the wife or widow of a peer
  2. a woman holding the rank of a peer in her own right



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