landlady land"la`dy, n.; pl. {landladies}. [Cf. {landlord}.] 1. A woman having real estate which she leases to a tenant or tenants. [1913 Webster]

2. The mistress of an inn or lodging house. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • landlady —    For the sense development of this word, see Landlord. ‘Landlady’ is rarely used in modern times, though it was common in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, addressed to the hostess of an inn. The polite lieutenant who explains to the… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • landlady */ — UK [ˈlæn(d)ˌleɪdɪ] / US [ˈlændˌleɪdɪ] noun [countable] Word forms landlady : singular landlady plural landladies 1) a woman who owns a house, flat, or room that people can rent 2) British a woman who owns or manages a pub or a small hotel • See:… …   English dictionary

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