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landlady

[land-ley-dee] /ˈlændˌleɪ di/
noun, plural landladies.
1.
a woman who owns and leases an apartment, house, land, etc., to others.
2.
a woman who owns or runs an inn, rooming house, or boardinghouse.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; land + lady
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British Dictionary definitions for land-lady

landlady

/ˈlændˌleɪdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
a woman who owns and leases property
2.
a landlord's wife
3.
a woman who owns or runs a lodging house, pub, etc
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Word Origin and History for land-lady

landlady

n.

1520s, from land (n.) + lady.

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