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milady

or miladi

[mi-ley-dee] /mɪˈleɪ di/
noun, plural miladies.
1.
an English noblewoman (often used as a term of address).
2.
a woman regarded as having fashionable or expensive tastes:
milady's spring wardrobe.
Origin of milady
1830-1840
1830-40; < French < English my lady
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  • milady thinks herself a trifle pale, perhaps—a little more color?

    The Malefactor E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • But is it known that he is responsible for the most exquisite of scents of milady's boudoir?

    Riviera Towns Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • You deserve the stick, but since milady herself is lenient enough to pardon you, you are to take this instead.

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
  • milady dwelt in a very handsome house—a castle in a large park.

    The Quest Frederik van Eeden
  • milady, left alone there in her luxurious morning room, sat a while lost in thought.

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
  • It was evident that if milady had ordered it, so it must be.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • The cardinal gave his final instructions to milady, and departed with Porthos and Aramis.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol III Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • I love him, my little Tom; and milady has always been kind, so kind, more kind than any one.

    Sir Tom Mrs. Oliphant
  • Doubtless he marked milady for a bad end, but was unconcerned whether it would be a cough or noose.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • milady wants to see you; I told her I would send you to her.

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
British Dictionary definitions for milady

milady

/mɪˈleɪdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
(formerly) a continental title used for an English gentlewoman
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