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

  • n. A woman ambassador. See Usage Note at -ess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female ambassador

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female ambassador; also, the wife of an ambassador.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wife of an ambassador.
  • n. A female ambassador.
  • n. Also written embassadress.

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

  • n. a woman ambassador


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  • She received me with the most winning affability, made me sit down by her against all my remonstrances, and told her ambassadress to go into another room.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 4 ch. 2

    September 18, 2008