mi·​la·​dy mi-ˈlā-dē How to pronounce milady (audio)
 US also  mī-
: an Englishwoman of noble or gentle birth
: a woman of fashion

Examples of milady in a Sentence

the 18th-century quack Franz Anton Mesmer specialized in the curing of those mysterious ailments of which pampered miladies often complained

Word History


French, from English my lady

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of milady was in 1778

Dictionary Entries Near milady

Cite this Entry

“Milady.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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