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first lady

[furst leee-dee]
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noun, plural first la·dies.
  1. (often initial capital letters) the wife of the U.S. president or a current governor or mayor.
  2. (often initial capital letters) the wife of the head of any country: the First Lady of Brazil.
  3. the foremost woman in any art, profession, or the like: first lady of the American theater.

Origin of first lady

First recorded in 1850–55
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first lady

noun (often capitals)
  1. (in the US) the wife or official hostess of a chief executive, esp of a state governor or a president
  2. a woman considered to be at the top of her profession or artthe first lady of jazz
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