first lady

(often initial capital letters) the wife of the president of the U.S. or of the governor of a state.
the wife of the head of any country: the First Lady of Brazil.
the foremost woman in any art, profession, or the like: first lady of the American theater.

1850–55 Unabridged
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first lady
1.  (in the US) the wife or official hostess of a chief executive, esp of a state governor or a president
2.  a woman considered to be at the top of her profession or art: the first lady of jazz

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