A princess is the daughter of a king or queen, or the wife of a prince. Some children like to have princess parties because they get to wear fancy dresses, tiaras, and little plastic high heels.

In countries that are monarchies, rulers are born into their positions and are typically called kings and queens. If they have a daughter, she’s a princess. Women who marry into these families can also become princesses. The popular image of a princess might be Cinderella dressed for the ball, but modern princesses look a lot more like ordinary people. Princess is the feminine form of prince, from the Latin princeps, "chief leader."

Definitions of princess

n a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)

(Roman mythology) a princess of Tyre who was the founder and queen of Carthage; Virgil tells of her suicide when she was abandoned by Aeneas
Sleeping Beauty
fairy story: princess under an evil spell who could be awakened only by a prince's kiss
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a wife or widow of an archduke or a princess of the former ruling house of Austria
crown princess
a female heir apparent to a throne
maharanee, maharani
a great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja
princess royal
the eldest daughter of a British sovereign
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aristocrat, blue blood, patrician
a member of the aristocracy

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