ladies-in-waiting

[ley-deez-in-wey-ting]
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noun

plural of lady-in-waiting.

Nearby words

  1. ladies' room,
  2. ladies'-eardrops,
  3. ladies'-earrings,
  4. ladies'-tobacco,
  5. ladies'-tresses,
  6. ladies-of-the-night,
  7. ladin,
  8. lading,
  9. ladino,
  10. ladino clover

lady-in-waiting

[ley-dee-in-wey-ting]

noun, plural la·dies-in-wait·ing.

a lady who is in attendance upon a queen or princess.
Facetious. a woman who is pregnant: flattering fashions for the lady-in-waiting.

Origin of lady-in-waiting

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for ladies-in-waiting

lady-in-waiting

noun plural ladies-in-waiting

a lady of a royal household who attends a queen or princess
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