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lady-in-waiting

[ley-dee-in-wey-ting] /ˈleɪ di ɪnˈweɪ tɪŋ/
noun, plural ladies-in-waiting.
1.
a lady who is in attendance upon a queen or princess.
2.
Facetious. a woman who is pregnant:
flattering fashions for the lady-in-waiting.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for lady-in-waiting

lady-in-waiting

noun (pl) ladies-in-waiting
1.
a lady of a royal household who attends a queen or princess
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