- A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey.
- The abbess was always after the nuns to keep the convent immaculately clean.
- (vulgar) A bawd, the mistress of a brothel. (1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue)
6 letters in word "abbess": A B B E S S.
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