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duchess

Такође погледајте: Duchess

Енглески[уреди]

The Duchess Anna Amalia von Weimar (1795).

Етимологија[уреди]

From Middle English duchesse, from Old French duchesse.

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Именица[уреди]

duchess (plural duchesses)

  1. The wife or widow of a duke.
    • 2012, Caroline Davies, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce they are expecting first baby (in The Guardian, 3 December 2012)[1]
      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have ended months of intense speculation by announcing they are expecting their first child, but were forced to share their news earlier than hoped because of the Duchess's admission to hospital on Monday.
  2. The female ruler of a duchy (where women can reign).

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  1. (UK, informal) to court or curry favour for political or business advantage; to flatter obsequiously.
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    • 1996, Shane Maloney, The Brush-Off, 2003, page 46,
      ‘A word to the wise, Murray. Those wogs you′ve been duchessing at Ethnic Affairs have got nothing on the culture vultures. Tear the flesh right off your bones, they will.’
    • 2004, Humphrey McQueen, A New Britannia, Fourth Edition, page 66,
      The traditional version of Hughes′ decision to introduce conscription gives central importance to his visit to London in April 1916 where it is alleged he was duchessed and deceived concerning recruitment figures.
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