ladyship

noun
la·​dy·​ship | \ ˈlā-dē-ˌship How to pronounce ladyship (audio) \

Definition of ladyship

: the condition of being a lady : rank of lady used as a title for a woman having the rank of lady her Ladyship is not at homeif your Ladyship please

Examples of ladyship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which brings us, finally, to Lady M. delightfully encapsulated by Sondra Radvanovsky, who vocally embraces all her ladyship’s contradictions. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, 19 Sep. 2021 Her ladyship directed Richard and Henry to report on one another’s health in every letter home. Julie Flavell, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Aug. 2021 For almost a century, the Vogue treatment has been a perk of the first ladyship. BostonGlobe.com, 29 June 2021 Your ladyship The number of women India’s 25 high courts is rankling. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 7 Nov. 2019 Streep’s chastising of Trump in her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes was derided as a sniffy display of royal hauteur, as if her ladyship had gotten her blue sash in a twist. James Wolcott, The Hive, 19 June 2017 Streep’s chastising of Trump in her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes was derided as a sniffy display of royal hauteur, as if her ladyship had gotten her blue sash in a twist. James Wolcott, The Hive, 19 June 2017 Streep’s chastising of Trump in her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes was derided as a sniffy display of royal hauteur, as if her ladyship had gotten her blue sash in a twist. James Wolcott, The Hive, 19 June 2017 Streep’s chastising of Trump in her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes was derided as a sniffy display of royal hauteur, as if her ladyship had gotten her blue sash in a twist. James Wolcott, The Hive, 19 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of ladyship

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Ladyship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ladyship. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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ladyship

noun
la·​dy·​ship | \ ˈlā-dē-ˌship How to pronounce ladyship (audio) \

Kids Definition of ladyship

: the rank of a lady used as a title Her Ladyship is not at home.

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