land·​la·​dy | \ ˈland-ˌlā-dē How to pronounce landlady (audio) \

Definition of landlady

: a woman who is a landlord

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The bohemian styling also would contrast with Phyllis, the landlady played by Cloris Leachman, whose onscreen aesthetic tended toward fashion that was both prim and a bit fussy. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, "For a Generation, Valerie Harper's Rhoda Defined Imaginative Boho Style," 31 Aug. 2019 Her effusive landlady and confidante, Monica, is given a chatty, tension-easing performance by Candy Beck, probably the most relatable member of the cast. Tom Titus, Daily Pilot, "On Theater: ‘Bad Seed’ still a good chiller," 16 July 2019 Theft, Warner Road A landlady reported that former tenants had taken property not belonging to them while moving out of an apartment. Brian Lisik,, "No suspects in criminal-damaging incident: Hinckley Township Police Blotter," 8 July 2019 Earlier that year, Schaefer’s landlady had called police., "Man convicted of assaulting two federal officers is now suing President Trump," 7 June 2019 Many original castmates reprise their roles, including Olympia Dukakis as Anna Madrigal, the 28 Barbary Lane trans landlady possessing secrets and a heart of a gold. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, "‘Tales of the City’ is back — in a much different San Francisco," 3 June 2019 Pelosi, in a story photographed by his landlady (!), the lensmith Gabriela Herman, dished on his enduring love of color, cooking, hosting, and creating a retreat from the chaos of the world outside his front door. Asad Syrkett, Curbed, "Year in Curbed: The best of House Calls," 26 Dec. 2018 Damage-control expert, fortunately, is one of the many hats Lisa keeps in steady rotation, along with den mother, cheerleader, shrink, landlady, fund-raiser and, as the circumstances sometimes dictate, pimp. Justin Chang, The Seattle Times, "‘Support the Girls’: Regina Hall calls the shots in terrific sports-bar comedy," 27 Aug. 2018 However, she was later sent to a mental institution after a charge of reportedly attacking a landlady and eventually committed to evangelicalism. Fox News, "8 stars who vanished from the public eye," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of landlady

circa 1536, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of landlady was circa 1536

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English Language Learners Definition of landlady

: a woman who owns a house, apartment, etc., and rents it to other people
: a woman who runs an inn, pub, or rooming house


land·​la·​dy | \ ˈland-ˌlā-dē How to pronounce landlady (audio) \
plural landladies

Kids Definition of landlady

1 : a woman who owns land or houses that she rents
2 : a woman who runs an inn or rooming house

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