- 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
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Examples from the Web for 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.
I love him, my little Tom; and Milady has always been kind, so kind, more kind than any one.
- (formerly) a continental title used for an English gentlewoman
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