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noun [countable] lady pronunciation in British English /ˈleɪdi/
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  1. used for talking about a woman. Some people think this use is polite but other people think it is old-fashioned and prefer to usewoman
    Go and ask that lady over there.
    There was a young lady standing outside the house.
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    1. a.
      a woman who behaves politely and in a way that was traditionally considered suitable for a woman
      I remember her as a refined elegant lady.
      She doesn’t talk like a lady.
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    2. d.
      [only before noun] old-fashioned used for referring to what a womans profession is, for example alady doctororlady barrister. Many people prefer to saywoman doctororwoman barristeror simplydoctororbarrister.
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