first lady

[ furst-leee-dee ]
/ ˈfɜrst ˈlei di /

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.



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Origin of first lady

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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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