landlady

noun land·la·dy \ ˈland-ˌlā-dē \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of landlady

: a woman who is a landlord

Recent Examples of landlady from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'landlady.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of landlady

circa 1536

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

LANDLADY Defined for English Language Learners

landlady

Definition of landlady for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who owns a house, apartment, etc., and rents it to other people

  • : a woman who runs an inn, pub, or rooming house


LANDLADY Defined for Kids

landlady

noun land·la·dy \ ˈland-ˌlā-dē \

Definition of landlady for Students

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up landlady? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to treat with excessive attention

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

April 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • rain-on-rainbow-umbrella
  • Which is the best synonym of traduce?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!