Other Word Forms of Lady
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Lady
- the Ladies'
Origin of Lady
From Middle English lady, laddy, lafdi, lavedi, from Old English hlǣfdīġe (“mistress of a household, wife of a lord, lady”, literally “bread-kneader”), from hlāf (“bread”) + dīġe (“maid”), related to Old English dǣġe (“maker of dough”). Compare also lord. More at loaf, dairy, dough.
Middle English mistress of a household from Old English hlǣfdige dheigh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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