ladylike

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lady +‎ -like

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ladylike (comparative more ladylike, superlative most ladylike)

  1. Of or connected with the appearance or behaviour of a well-mannered woman.
    • 1906 November 29, W. D. Nesbit, “The Querist”, Life, volume 48, page 673: 
      Is it ladylike to giggle? / Is it ladylike to wink? / Is it ladylike to ride a horse astraddle? / Is it ladylike to wiggle? / Is it ladylike to drink? / Is it ladylike upon the beach to paddle? []

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