Definition of ladylike
- ladylike embarrassment at not being the wife of a real doctor
- —Lewis Vogler
encouraging young women to be more ladylike
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ladylike.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: polite and quiet in a way that has traditionally been considered suited to a woman
What made you want to look up ladylike? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).