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[mi-lawrd] /mɪˈlɔrd/
an English nobleman or gentleman (usually used as a term of address).
Origin of milord
1590-1600; < French < E phrase my lord Unabridged
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  • And yet you, whose charms are usually so irresistible, learn nothing from the statesman, as you see nothing of milord.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She married me because she thought me a rich English milord.

    Allan's Wife H. Rider Haggard
  • Ah, it was the Arab they had engaged as dragoman, who had advised the change in milord's absence.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • The milord rushed towards a window, which luckily was closed.

  • milord has not spared thee, thou art dying also, and it is well!

  • He does not underrate the talents of milord Wellington as a commander.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • He preceded our cavalcade and announced the imminent arrival of a great English milord and his suite.

    Seeing and Hearing George W. E. Russell
  • A gentleman—a countryman of milord's—has been here these three days awaiting him.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • If he was milord duc he could not give himself no more airs.

  • He says, milord will call on you hisself, and so I hold myself—how you say 'bereit?'

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for milord


(formerly) a continental title used for an English gentleman
Word Origin
C19: via French from English my lord
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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