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 After searching for months, a landlady responded and had two spaces available on North Avenue. Drew Dawson, Journal Sentinel, 15 Sep. 2022 In the Netflix action-thriller Lou (see the trailer exclusively above), Jurnee Smollett plays a mother named Hannah, whose landlady is Allison Janney's titular loner. Clark Collis,, 22 Aug. 2022 Post ended up filing for bankruptcy, served time in jail for firing a gun at a bill collector, and was tricked by his landlady into forking over a third of his cash. Fox News, 29 July 2022 Linda Libby will reprise her 2011 role as Fräulein Schneider, the German landlady who falls in love with German Jewish grocer Herr Schultz, who will be played by Libby’s husband and fellow actor, Eddie Yaroch. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 July 2022 Esther’s maternal landlady (Felicia P. Fields) offers up support and wisdom, but honed in the lousy ways of the world echoed by the younger Mayme (Rashada Dawan), who puts up with men for the money. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 3 May 2022 Years later, my landlady told me he had been found dead. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Apr. 2022 The widowed shop owner was now, improbably, a business owner, a landlady, and, in time, the rare female property owner. Neal Thompson, Town & Country, 22 Feb. 2022 He had been taken in by a courageous landlady, Mme Vernet. Hermione Lee, The New York Review of Books, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of landlady

circa 1536, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2022

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“Landlady.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for landlady


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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