lady bountiful


plural lady bountifuls or ladies bountiful
often capitalized L&B
: a woman notable for or conspicuous in her benevolences

Word History


after Lady Bountiful, character in The Beaux' Stratagem (1707), play by George Farquhar †1707 British dramatist born in Ireland

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lady bountiful was in 1752

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“Lady bountiful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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