Ladykin
Ladykin La"dy*kin, n. [Lady + -kin.] A little lady; -- applied by the writers of Queen Elizabeth's time, in the abbreviated form {Lakin}, to the Virgin Mary. [1913 Webster]

Note: The diminutive does not refer to size, but is equivalent to ``dear.'' --Brewer. [1913 Webster]


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  • ladykin — /lay dee kin/, n. (often used as a term of endearment) a little lady. [1850 55; LADY + KIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • ladykin — n. little lady (affectionate term) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ladykin — la·dy·kin …   English syllables

  • ladykin — la•dy•kin [[t]ˈleɪ di kɪn[/t]] n. a little lady • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • ladykin — ˈlādēkə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: lady (I) + kin : a little lady sometimes used as an endearment …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lakin — Ladykin La dy*kin, n. [Lady + kin.] A little lady; applied by the writers of Queen Elizabeth s time, in the abbreviated form {Lakin}, to the Virgin Mary. [1913 Webster] Note: The diminutive does not refer to size, but is equivalent to dear.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -kin — suffix forming diminutive nouns (catkin; manikin). Etymology: from or after MDu. kijn, ken, OHG chin * * * suffix forming diminutive nouns such as bumpkin, catkin Origin: from Middle Dutch kijn, ken, Middle Low German kīn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lakin — La kin, n. See {Ladykin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lakin — /lay kin/, n. Obs. ladykin. [1490 1500; earlier laken for *ladyken little lady. See LADY, KIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • 小妇人 — xiǎofùren [ladykin] 年轻的已婚女子。 有时用作爱称 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

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