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first lady

noun

Simple Definition of first lady

  • : the wife of the U.S. president

  • : a woman who has great importance, influence, or success in a specified activity or profession

Full Definition of first lady

  1. 1 :  the wife or hostess of the chief executive of a country or jurisdiction

  2. 2 :  the leading woman of an art or profession

Examples of first lady

  1. The President and the First Lady attended the concert.

  2. the first lady of American dance



1834

First Known Use of first lady

1834


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