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- adj. Like a duchess; with a superior feminine elegance.
And who is not delighted with this Jack Lofty and his "duchessy" talk -- his airs of patronage, his mysterious hints, his gay familiarity with the great, his audacious lying?
You'd have been just as duchessy if you'd been educated, 'insisted her son, hesitating for a word to use instead of lady-like, for he would not, even to himself, own that his mother was not
Cappadocia's so duchessy that I had to knock the conceit out of her somehow, or it would not have been possible to live with her.
“I do hope” — his sister’s crisp, unquestionably duchessy tones reached him the instant he set foot on the hall tiles — “that you intend to come up and call on me?”
You’ll see him refuse to bow to a Duchess whom he doesn’t think duchessy enough, and shower compliments upon a kennel-man.