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lady

noun  us   /ˈleɪ·di/

lady noun (WOMAN)

[C] a woman who is polite and behaves well toward other people: Try to act like a lady. [C] Lady is often used as a polite way of addressing or referring to any woman: This lady has a question. Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention. [C] Lady can be a form of address, sometimes considered rude, to a woman whose name you do not know: Hey, lady, what’s the rush?

lady noun (TITLE)

[U] (in some countries) the title of a woman who has, or is the wife of a man who has, a specially high social rank, or the person herself
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