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prin·cess / ˈprinsəs; ˈprinˌses; prinˈses/ • n. the daughter of a monarch. ∎  a close female relative of monarch, esp. a son's daughter. ∎  the wife or widow of a prince. ∎  the female ruler of a small state, actually, nominally, or originally subject to a king or emperor. ∎ inf. a spoiled or arrogant young woman.