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 Your ladyship The number of women India’s 25 high courts is rankling. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Some Indian states will take over 200 years to make a third of their police forces female," 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, "Why the Alt-Left Is a Problem, Too," 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, "Why the Alt-Left Is a Problem, Too," 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, "Why the Alt-Left Is a Problem, Too," 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, "Why the Alt-Left Is a Problem, Too," 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, "Why the Alt-Left Is a Problem, Too," 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. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "Why the Alt-Left Is a Problem, Too," 3 Mar. 2017

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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 18 May. 2021.

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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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