- a nobleman in attendance on a British monarch or the Prince of Wales.
Origin of lord-in-waiting
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for lord-in-waiting
In 1894 he was a lord-in-waiting, and from 1895 to 1900 was governor of Victoria.
The lord-in-waiting presents you to the King; and the lady-in-waiting does the same to her Majesty.Abigail Adams and Her Times
Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
What should I have known or written had I been a quiet mercantile politician or a lord-in-waiting?The Love Affairs of Lord Byron
Francis Henry Gribble
Two small silver bars across his left shoulder showed that he was a lord-in-waiting.After London
I really would rather be porter to the House than a lord-in-waiting.