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  1. an English nobleman or gentleman (usually used as a term of address).
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Origin of milord

1590–1600; < French < E phrase my lord
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Examples from the Web for milord

Historical Examples

  • The Milord rushed towards a window, which luckily was closed.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851


  • Colonel Bishop is a rich man; and you, milord, are no doubt also rich.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • He does not underrate the talents of milord Wellington as a commander.

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini

  • A gentleman—a countryman of milord's—has been here these three days awaiting him.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • He says, Milord will call on you hisself, and so I hold myself—how you say 'bereit?'

British Dictionary definitions for milord


  1. (formerly) a continental title used for an English gentleman
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Word Origin

C19: via French from English my lord
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