lady of the house

noun phrase

Definition of lady of the house

: the chief female in a household

First Known Use of lady of the house

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lady of the house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lady%20of%20the%20house. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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