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Lady Bountiful

noun, plural Lady Bountifuls, Ladies Bountiful.
1.
a wealthy lady in George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem, noted for her kindness and generosity.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) a woman of noteworthy generosity or charity.
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British Dictionary definitions for Lady Bountiful

lady bountiful

noun
1.
an ostentatiously charitable woman
Word Origin
after a character in George Farquhar's play The Beaux' Stratagem (1707)
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