first lady

noun, often capitalized F&L
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of first lady

1 : the wife or hostess of the chief executive of a country or jurisdiction
2 : the leading woman of an art or profession

Examples of first lady in a Sentence

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

  2. the first lady of American dance

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First Known Use of first lady

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of first lady for English Language Learners

  • : the wife of the U.S. president

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


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