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ladyship

Syllabification: la·dy·ship
Pronunciation: /ˈlādēˌSHip
 
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Definition of ladyship in English:

noun

(Her/Your Ladyship)
1A respectful form of reference or address to a woman who has a title: the car is outside, Your Ladyship
More example sentences
  • His actress wife, known respectfully as Her Ladyship, is kind but baffled.
  • I pause there, your Honours, to say, with the greatest respect to her Ladyship, that is, in fact, a very crucial observation.
  • Her Ladyship added that ‘a number of new requests were subsequently made by the Rochamel Development.’
1.1 ironic A form of reference or address to a woman thought to be acting in a pretentious or snobbish way: bow everyone, Her Ladyship’s actually gracing us with her presence!
More example sentences
  • Imagine the traffic snarls which would happen if Her Ladyship went to work.
  • Her Ladyship is down for the weekend, so the latest entry into the Idiot of the Week hall of fame is just going to have to wait.

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