- a young, usually unmarried woman of refinement, grace, etc.
- any young woman.
- a girlfriend; sweetheart; fiancée.
Origin of young lady
late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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Examples from the Web for young lady
Beatrix was in a young-lady reverie, and did not observe what was going on.Guy Deverell, v. 1 of 2
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
A young-lady apprentice would be quite an attractive feature.
With two young-lady companions she daily parades on the public Esplanade overlooking the shingly beach.
Since the catastrophe recorded in the last chapter, Mrs. Tibbs had been very shy of young-lady boarders.Sketches by Boz
There were no pleasant games of snapdragon, or touch, nor even a gossip over the tea table for the young-lady foxes.Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
- a girlfriend; sweetheart