Definition of high priestess in US English:

high priestess


  • 1A female high priest.

    • ‘From her Celtic features, it was easy to image her as a witch or pagan high priestess.’
    • ‘She's been called ‘the high priestess of modern dance’ on CBS's Sunday Morning and a pop psychologist in The New Yorker.’
    • ‘Armed with this research, the high priestesses of style lay down strict guidelines before embarking on the celebrated shopping trip as the journey from fashion disaster to snappy dresser begins.’
    • ‘I can still remember the high priestess of the first wiccan coven I was in, over 20 years ago, showing me how to use a sword in ritual.’
    • ‘The Pagan Federation, an umbrella group which represents Druids, shamans, witches and high priestesses, is now receiving up to 1000 calls a week.’
    1. 1.1 The chief female advocate or proponent of a particular belief or practice.
      ‘the high priestesses of women's magazines’


high priestess

/hī ˈprēstis/