first lady

[furst leee-dee]

noun, plural first la·dies.

(often initial capital letters) the wife of the U.S. president or a current governor or mayor.
(often initial capital letters) the wife of the head of any country: the First Lady of Brazil.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for first lady

singer, star, diva, headliner, soloist, superstar, superwoman, topliner

Examples from the Web for first lady

Contemporary Examples of first lady

  • Plenty of POTUS and first-lady aspirants failed to bounce back lickety-split.

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    Give Ann Romney a Break

    Michelle Cottle

    March 6, 2013

  • It has already given at least one Republican first-lady hopeful some big public-relations troubles.

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    The Tricky Traveling Wardrobe

    Robin Givhan

    July 19, 2011

British Dictionary definitions for first lady

first lady

noun (often capitals)

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