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noun pl. ladies-in-waiting
a lady of the court attending, or waiting upon, a queen or princess
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noun pl. ladies in waitingThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A lady of a court appointed to serve or attend a queen, princess, or royal duchess.