Definition of young lady in English:

young lady

Syllabification: young la·dy


  • 1A woman who is not far advanced in life; a girl.
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    • During the age where most girls became young ladies, Blank had stayed awkwardly the same.
    • This is tragic situation and this young girl seemed a capable young lady.
    • Set in a finishing school for young ladies, the 1950s musical by Sandy Wilson is the story of five young girls who are busy being transformed into young ladies.
  • 1.1A form of address used by an adult to a girl, often in anger: I don’t know what’s got into you, young lady
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    • Treason is a serious crime, my young lady
    • I think it's time to take you home, young lady.
    • We don't take kindly to such attacks, young lady.
  • 1.2 dated A girlfriend.

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