ladyish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lady +‎ -ish

Adjective[edit]

ladyish (comparative more ladyish, superlative most ladyish)

  1. Characteristic of a lady
    • 1884, Joseph Conrad, Tales Of Hearsay[1]:
      Do you think it was a ladyish, afternoon call, another-cup-of-tea-please apparition that visits your Professor Cranks and that journalist chap you are always talking about?
    • 1893, Ernest Dowson and Arthur Moore, A Comedy of Masks[2]:
      She is an innocent young thing, after all--younger than I ever was--for all her fine dresses and her grand ladyish way.