la·​dy·​hood | \ ˈlādēˌhu̇d \

Definition of ladyhood

1 : the state of being a lady : quality or nature of a lady the changing status of woman from ladyhood to the position of political citizen— Amy Loveman
2 : ladies representative of the ladyhood of her day

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First Known Use of ladyhood

circa 1666, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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

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