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.

Nearby words

  1. lady's-slipper,
  2. lady's-smock,
  3. lady's-thistle,
  4. lady's-thumb,
  5. lady's-tresses,
  6. lady-killer,
  7. lady-of-the-night,
  8. ladybeetle,
  9. ladybird,
  10. ladybird beetle

Origin of lady-in-waiting

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for lady-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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