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- (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.