Definition of demigoddess in US English:

demigoddess

noun

  • 1A female being with partial or lesser divine status, such as a minor deity, the offspring of a god and a mortal, or a mortal raised to divine rank.

    ‘the Greek demigoddess Clio’
    • ‘The tenor playing Gerald, the Englishman who dares to love an Indian demi-goddess, was in middling form, dramatically and vocally.’
    • ‘In her current incarnation she is a demigoddess, the daughter of Zeus and Queen Hippolyta.’
    • ‘This theatre have now put their stamp on this absurd story, in which the Greek demigoddess Clio intervenes in the life of buff beach boy Sonny.’
    • ‘He falls in love with an enigmatic woman who may be a Native American demigoddess.’
    • ‘When his second wife proclaims that she is descended from the legendary hero Siegfried and the demigoddess Brunnhilde, nobody snickers outright.’
    1. 1.1 A woman who is greatly admired or respected.
      ‘to anyone who studied theater in the 70s or 80s, she is a demigoddess’
      ‘pop culture demigoddess Beyonce’
      • ‘Through the 1920s and 1930s, images of Caroline and her sisters, first as bob-haired demigoddesses, later as soda-sipping bobby-soxers in saddle shoes, helped to define the succeeding eras of boom and bust.’
      • ‘They've made Martha Stewart a contemporary demi-goddess.’
      • ‘It was also pleasant to be thanked for coming as we were by the AACA artistic director and demigoddess Juliana Engberg.’
      • ‘The global media transformed Diana Spencer, a flighty but enormously photogenic English clotheshorse married to the future British king, into a virtual demi-goddess.’

Pronunciation

demigoddess

/ˈdemēˌɡädəs/