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lording

[lawr-ding]
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noun Archaic.
  1. lord.
  2. Often lordings. lords; sirs; gentlemen (often used as a term of address).
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Origin of lording

1150–1200; Middle English; Old English hlāfording prince, literally, offspring of a lord, equivalent to hlāford lord + -ing -ing3
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Related Words

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  • How do the Jews succeed in so lording it over the immense majority?

  • Nicolette cares not for this, For she loves a lording lad, Aucassin to name he had.

  • I do misremember it, lording: but 'tis surely of no account.

    Robin Hood

    Paul Creswick

  • Squire's as pretty a marksman as any in Nottingham, lording, for all his years!

    Robin Hood

    Paul Creswick

  • Toll first, lording; tender it prettily to us, and you shall only tender it once.

    Robin Hood

    Paul Creswick


British Dictionary definitions for lording

lording

noun
  1. archaic a gentleman; lord: used in the plural as a form of address
  2. an obsolete word for lordling
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Word Origin

Old English hlāfording, from hlāford lord + -ing ³, suffix indicating descent
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