first lady

noun
1.
(often initial capital letters) the wife of the president of the U.S. or of the governor of a state.
2.
the wife of the head of any country: the First Lady of Brazil.
3.
the foremost woman in any art, profession, or the like: first lady of the American theater.

Origin:
1850–55

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first lady
 
n
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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Still, the first lady doesn't come calling every day.
Two years later, she wrote to him about a garden and copied the first lady.
Complaints have ranged from poor management of rising food prices to the lack
  of transparency over the first lady's finances.
The would-be first lady has had her current hairdo for less than two years.
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