lady-in-waiting

noun
la·​dy-in-wait·​ing | \ ˈlā-dē-in-ˈwā-tiŋ How to pronounce lady-in-waiting (audio) \
plural ladies-in-waiting

Definition of lady-in-waiting

: a lady of a queen's or a princess's household appointed to wait on her

First Known Use of lady-in-waiting

1703, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lady-in-waiting was in 1703

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“Lady-in-waiting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lady-in-waiting. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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