noun (plural landladies)
1A woman who rents out land, a building, or accommodation.
- 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 keeps lodgings, a boarding house, or a pub.
- 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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