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milady

Syllabification: mi·la·dy
Pronunciation: /məˈlādē, mī-
 
/

Definition of milady in English:

noun (plural miladies)

historical or humorous
Used to address or refer to an English noblewoman or great lady: I went off to milady’s boudoir
More example sentences
  • Mistress Dina said my milady must come to the queen's private quarters right away.
  • Yes, milady, and the prophesy is being fulfilled at the moment!
  • Do not fall in love with a knight, milady, or you shall sleep with the rats as well.

Origin

late 18th century: via French from English my lady; compare with milord.

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Word of the day sacerdotal
Pronunciation: ˌsasəˈdəʊt(ə)l
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relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly