lady friend

noun

1
: a female friend
no other relatives … no lady friend with whom you could stayWilliam Black
less a secretary than an intimate lady friendH. J. Laski
2
: a man's female companion
soldiers, and bankers, and their wives and lady friendsNew Yorker
spending the day at the beach with his lady friend
3
: the female partner in an intimate especially an illicit relationship : lover, mistress

Word History

First Known Use

1733, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lady friend was in 1733

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“Lady friend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lady%20friend. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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