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noun uk   us   /ˈleɪ.di/
B1 [C] a polite or old-fashioned way of referring to or talking to a woman: There's a young lady here to see you. Mind your language - there are ladies present! Say "thank you" to the lady, children.old-fashioned Is the lady of the house (= the most important or only woman who lives in the house) at home? [C] old-fashioned a woman who behaves in a way that is traditionally considered to be suitable for a woman: Of course I remember Mrs Connor - she was a real lady. [C] old-fashioned sometimes used before the name of a job done by a woman: a lady doctor [as form of address] US used to talk to a woman in a way that is not polite and is considered offensive by many women: Hey, lady, what's the rush?ladies [S, + sing/pl verb] UK (US ladies' room) a women's toilet in a public place or building such as a hotel or restaurant: I'm just going to the ladies. Is there a ladies on this floor?ladies and gentlemen used to talk to the members of the audience when you are making a speech: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our show.
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