Definition of high priestess in US English:

high priestess


  • 1A female high priest.

    • ‘The Pagan Federation, an umbrella group which represents Druids, shamans, witches and high priestesses, is now receiving up to 1000 calls a week.’
    • ‘From her Celtic features, it was easy to image her as a witch or pagan high priestess.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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/