noun, plural la·dies-in-wait·ing.
- ladybird beetle
Origin of lady-in-waiting
Examples from the Web for lady-in-waiting
His mother, Anne, was a lady-in-waiting and companion of Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife.
The Queen was accompanied in her car to the cathedral by a lady-in-waiting, Lady Farnham, and looked emotional at times.
In his place in the Queen's glass-sided Bentley was the Queen's lady-in-waiting Lady Farnham.
Alternatively, they argue, she could become a lady-in-waiting to her sister and step inside the protective caress of the Palace.
His wife is the niece of an earl who once worked as a lady-in-waiting to a royal duchess.
The queen knew she was dying, and sent for Dotterine and her nurse, who had now become her lady-in-waiting.The Violet Fairy Book|Various
Princesses do go on long journeys with no lady-in-waiting to do their bidding and no servants ready at their call.Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy|Charles Major
This was Hulda von Tyssen, the Princess's companion and lady-in-waiting.The Mummy and Miss Nitocris|George Griffith
And even swore—in a polite, lady-in-waiting fashion, to be sure—to get even.Long Live the King|Mary Roberts Rinehart
She made Mrs. Lee take a place just behind her as though she were a lady-in-waiting.Democracy An American Novel|Henry Adams