ladyish

adjective
la·​dy·​ish | \ ˈlādēish \

Definition of ladyish

: somewhat like a lady especially : having or showing undesirable ladylike characteristics

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Other Words from ladyish

ladyishly adverb
ladyishness noun, plural -es

First Known Use of ladyish

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ladyish was in 1830

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“Ladyish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ladyish. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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