noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1918 chiefly British ladies' room

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  • Ladies' — or Ladies [lād′ēz] n. [also l ] [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] LADIES ROOM: with the * * * …   Universalium

  • Ladies' — or Ladies [lād′ēz] n. [also l ] [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] LADIES ROOM: with the …   English World dictionary

  • ladies — plural of LADY (Cf. lady) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ladies —  Ladies lavatory …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Ladies — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Ladies, qui signifie « Dames » en Anglais, peut faire référence à : Sommaire 1 Musique 2 Cinéma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ladies —    Used to address two or more adult women politely, whether strangers, e.g. at a public meeting, friends or family. ‘Well, ladies,’ says St Clare to his wife and cousin, in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, ‘and what was the bill of… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • Ladies — Lady La dy (l[=a] d[y^]), n.; pl. {Ladies} (l[=a] d[i^]z). [OE. ladi, l[ae]fdi, AS. hl[=ae]fdige, hl[=ae]fdie; AS. hl[=a]f loaf + a root of uncertain origin, possibly akin to E. dairy. See {Loaf}, and cf. {Lord}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A woman who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ladies — ● lady, ladies ou ladys nom féminin (anglais lady) Titre porté en Grande Bretagne par les femmes et les filles des lords. Vieux. Femme distinguée : Une jeune lady. ● lady, ladies ou ladys (difficultés) nom féminin (anglais lady) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ladies' — noun a) Toilets for women. Kemp left me to go to the ladies. I pulled out a paperback I had in my pocket. b) A store department where clothing is sold for adult females. Wheres the ladies in this joint? Ive to powder me nose …   Wiktionary

  • ladies —    a lavatory exclusively for female use    Usually adjacent to gentlemen. Also as ladies convenience, room etc.:     I tapped a kidney in the ladies room. (Theroux, 1978) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • ladies — /ˈleɪdiz/ (say laydeez) plural noun (often construed as singular) a toilet for women: where is the ladies? Also, ladies …   Australian English dictionary

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