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or miladi

[mi-ley-dee] /mɪˈleɪ di/
noun, plural miladies.
an English noblewoman (often used as a term of address).
a woman regarded as having fashionable or expensive tastes:
milady's spring wardrobe.
Origin of milady
1830-40; < French < English my lady Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But is it known that he is responsible for the most exquisite of scents of milady's boudoir?

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • milady dwelt in a very handsome house—a castle in a large park.

    The Quest Frederik van Eeden
  • It was evident that if milady had ordered it, so it must be.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • But milady does not like me; she is jealous of me, and if she can she will send us away.

    Sir Tom Mrs. Oliphant
  • I love him, my little Tom; and milady has always been kind, so kind, more kind than any one.

    Sir Tom Mrs. Oliphant
  • At a table she sat, and punched the button with the air of milady ringing for her carriage.

    The Trimmed Lamp

    O. Henry
  • milady wants to see you; I told her I would send you to her.

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
  • It was that silly remark about 'milady' that aroused opposition.

    The Comforts of Home Ralph Bergengren
  • Milord and milady, I imagine, have chosen children instead of a guest.

    The Comforts of Home Ralph Bergengren
  • "It's no use, milady," she said, replacing a little cushion under her elbow.

    Notwithstanding Mary Cholmondeley
British Dictionary definitions for milady


noun (pl) -dies
(formerly) a continental title used for an English gentlewoman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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