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[mi-lawrd] /mɪˈlɔrd/
an English nobleman or gentleman (usually used as a term of address).
Origin of milord
1590-1600; < French < E phrase my lord Unabridged
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  • The milord rushed towards a window, which luckily was closed.

  • Colonel Bishop is a rich man; and you, milord, are no doubt also rich.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • He does not underrate the talents of milord Wellington as a commander.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • A gentleman—a countryman of milord's—has been here these three days awaiting him.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • He says, milord will call on you hisself, and so I hold myself—how you say 'bereit?'

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • She married me because she thought me a rich English milord.

    Allan's Wife H. Rider Haggard
  • milord Sir James loved to drink and the beautiful Lola loved to flirt.

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
  • milord will be glad to return to England, where all, I am told, are true Royalists.

    In New Granada W.H.G. Kingston
  • I have heard much of you: you are intimate with milord Bolingbroke.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • milord has not spared thee, thou art dying also, and it is well!

British Dictionary definitions for milord


(formerly) a continental title used for an English gentleman
Word Origin
C19: via French from English my lord
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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