lady bountiful

noun, often capitalized L&B
plural lady bountifuls or ladies bountiful

Definition of lady bountiful

: a woman notable for or conspicuous in her benevolences

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First Known Use of lady bountiful

1752, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lady bountiful

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

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“Lady bountiful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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