Second Lady


variants or second lady
plural Second Ladies or second ladies
: the wife or female partner of a vice president or of a second in command of a country or jurisdiction
Today, Second Lady Karen Pence unveiled the 2020 Christmas decorations and theme "Old Fashioned Christmas," which highlights the simple joys and vintage feels of the holiday
After all, she continued teaching at Northern Virginia Community College during the eight years she served as second lady, working closely with the historic then-first lady Michelle Obama.Maria Puente

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Gisele Barreto Fetterman is an access and equity advocate, a hugger, and the former Second Lady of Pennsylvania. Gisele Barreto Fetterman, ELLE, 30 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Second Lady was in 1870

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“Second Lady.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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