lady-in-waiting

[ ley-dee-in-wey-ting ]
/ ˈleɪ di ɪnˈweɪ tɪŋ /

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.

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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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