Definition of tsarina in English:


(also czarina, tzarina)


  • An empress of Russia before 1917.

    ‘the Germanic origins of the tsarina’
    as title ‘a descendant of Tsarina Alexandria’
    • ‘Added to this cocktail were rumours that the tsarina, Alexandra, and her favourite, the infamous Rasputin, were German spies.’
    • ‘Whenever political theorists looked for a contemporary example of such a government, their eyes fell upon either the Ottoman sultans or the Russian tsars and tsarinas.’
    • ‘The authors of the subsequent essays then use these factors, to varying degrees, to discuss a particular period of development of the Russian military forces under the tsars (and tsarinas).’
    • ‘Although the rulers of the empire were formally called emperors, they were still popularly referred to as tsars or tsarinas.’
    • ‘The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his czarina, Alexandra, led a contented family life with four daughters and a son.’
    monarch, sovereign, king, queen, emperor, empress, tsar, prince, princess, potentate, head of state, leader, chief, ruler, lord, overlord
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Via Italian and Spanish from German Czarin, Zarin, feminine of Czar, Zar.