ladyhood

noun

la·​dy·​hood
ˈlādēˌhu̇d
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 citizenAmy Loveman
2
: ladies
representative of the ladyhood of her day

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1666, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of ladyhood was circa 1666

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“Ladyhood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ladyhood. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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