or mi·la·di


noun, plural mi·la·dies.

an English noblewoman (often used as a term of address).
a woman regarded as having fashionable or expensive tastes: milady's spring wardrobe.

Origin of milady

1830–40; < French < English my lady Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for milady

Historical Examples of milady

  • But is it known that he is responsible for the most exquisite of scents of milady's boudoir?

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons

  • Milady dwelt in a very handsome house—a castle in a large park.

    The Quest

    Frederik van Eeden

  • It was evident that if Milady had ordered it, so it must be.

    Aaron's Rod

    D. H. Lawrence

  • But Milady does not like me; she is jealous of me, and if she can she will send us away.

    Sir Tom

    Mrs. Oliphant

  • I love him, my little Tom; and Milady has always been kind, so kind, more kind than any one.

    Sir Tom

    Mrs. Oliphant

British Dictionary definitions for milady



noun plural -dies

(formerly) a continental title used for an English gentlewoman
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