landlady

[ land-ley-dee ]
/ ˈlændˌleɪ di /

noun, plural land·la·dies.

a woman who owns and leases an apartment, house, land, etc., to others.
a woman who owns or runs an inn, rooming house, or boardinghouse.

Nearby words

  1. landini cadence,
  2. landini, francesco,
  3. landino,
  4. landis,
  5. landis, kenesaw mountain,
  6. landless,
  7. landline,
  8. landlocked,
  9. landlocked salmon,
  10. landloper

Origin of landlady

First recorded in 1530–40; land + lady

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British Dictionary definitions for landlady

landlady

/ (ˈlændˌleɪdɪ) /

noun plural -dies

a woman who owns and leases property
a landlord's wife
a woman who owns or runs a lodging house, pub, etc
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Word Origin and History for landlady

landlady

n.

1520s, from land (n.) + lady.

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