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

Definition of landlady

: a woman who is a landlord

Examples of landlady in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a story arc that adds aching poignancy, Donna Migliaccio packs humor and solidity into landlady Fräulein Schneider, who is wooed by Herr Schultz, a gentle Jewish fruit merchant. Celia Wren, Washington Post, "In this Kit Kat Klub, there’s a little less sleaze but just enough sizzle," 4 Sep. 2019 The tea tastes a bit like the landlady smells: herbal, bitter. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "Taxidermy Is a Metaphor for Our Time," 21 Aug. 2019 The defendants, Sante and Kenneth Kimes, were accused of a scheme in 1998 to assume the identity of their landlady, the 82-year-old socialite Irene Silverman, and take over her $7.7 million Manhattan mansion. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Robert Morgenthau, Longtime Manhattan District Attorney, Dies at 99," 21 July 2019 That case involved a landlady in Chico who refused, on religious grounds, to rent to an unmarried couple. Bob Egelko,, "Winery reverses course after denying wedding venue to same-sex couple," 12 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of landlady

circa 1536, in the meaning defined above

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“Landlady.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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