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lady-in-waiting

noun [C] uk   /ˌleɪ.di.ɪnˈweɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/ ( plural ladies-in-waiting)
a woman whose job is to help a queen or other woman of high social position
Translations of “lady-in-waiting”
in Chinese (Traditional) (女王或貴婦人的)宮廷女侍臣,宮女,女侍從…
in Chinese (Simplified) (女王或贵妇人的)宫廷女侍臣,宫女,女侍从…
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