Definition of landlady in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlan(d)ˌlādē/

noun (plural landladies)

1A woman who rents land, a building, or an apartment to a tenant.
Example sentences
  • It had been difficult to find a landlady willing to rent to us - a jobless teenager and his runaway girlfriend.
  • The author also went to great lengths recounting his tough-break with a landlady after renting a house.
  • The police used to come and cause trouble and fine the landlady for having rural migrants
1.1A woman who owns or runs a boarding house, inn, or similar establishment.
Example sentences
  • I used to be a pub landlady and catering manager, and I can't do it any more.
  • She will be especially missed by her locals, who regarded her not as a landlady or a publican but as a friend.
  • And - this is the great thing - your small group eats together, in the hotel, at country restaurants or with village landladies.

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Syllabification: land·la·dy

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