1. 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.
  2. (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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Words found within abbess:

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