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Lady Bountiful

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noun, plural Lady Bountifuls, Ladies Bountiful.
  1. a wealthy lady in George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem, noted for her kindness and generosity.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) a woman of noteworthy generosity or charity.
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British Dictionary definitions for lady bountiful

lady bountiful

noun
  1. an ostentatiously charitable woman

Word Origin

after a character in George Farquhar's play The Beaux' Stratagem (1707)
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