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young lady

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noun
  1. a young, usually unmarried woman of refinement, grace, etc.
  2. any young woman.
  3. a girlfriend; sweetheart; fiancée.
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Origin of young lady

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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Examples from the Web for young lady

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Charles Dickens

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for young lady

young lady

noun
  1. a girlfriend; sweetheart
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