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’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his czarina, Alexandra, led a contented family life with four daughters and a son.’
    • ‘Although the rulers of the empire were formally called emperors, they were still popularly referred to as tsars or tsarinas.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.