duchessy

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Etymology[edit]

duchess +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

duchessy (comparative more duchessy, superlative most duchessy)

  1. (informal) Like a duchess; with a superior feminine elegance.
    • 1906, Warwick Deeping, Bess of the woods:
      And she had a figure, too; one of them big, duchessy-looking ladies she was, as would make you think as they'd need extra webbing in their beds.
    • 1945, Joseph Chamberlain Furnas, How America lives:
      Fortunately Kathryn looks her most duchessy in evening gowns and Bo is unusually philosophical about boiled shirts.

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