Meaning of “first lady” in the English Dictionary


"first lady" in English

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first ladynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfɜːst ˈleɪ.di/ us /ˌfɝːst ˈleɪ.di/

Examples from literature

  • And you will be one of the first ladies in the world, as nature has always intended you to be. 
  • Not for a moment during all those two hours was he allowed to remember that his host and hostess were the President of the United States and the first lady of the land! 
  • Won't you come to the capital with me—to be the first lady of the state? 

(Definition of “first lady” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"First Lady" in American English

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First Ladynoun [ C ]

/ˈfɜrst ˈleɪ·di/

the wife of the US president or of a governor or other public official

(Definition of “First Lady” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)