milady

noun
mi·​la·​dy | \mi-ˈlā-dē, US also mī-\

Definition of milady 

1 : an Englishwoman of noble or gentle birth

2 : a woman of fashion

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Examples of milady in a Sentence

the 18th-century quack Franz Anton Mesmer specialized in the curing of those mysterious ailments to which pampered miladies seem especially prone

First Known Use of milady

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for milady

French, from English my lady

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The first known use of milady was in 1778

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