m'lord

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Etymology[edit]

Elision of my + lord.

Noun[edit]

m'lord (plural m'lords)

  1. (UK, now often historical or humorous) My lord, used to address peers temporal, judges, &c.
    • 1986, Ben Elton & al., Blackadder II, 3: "Money"
      There's a priest wants t'see you, m'lord.
      Well, tell him I'm Jewish.
    2012, David Benioff & al., A Game of Thrones, 2.3: "A Man without Honor"
    And, girl.
    My lord.
    Lowborn girls say "m'lord", not "my lord". If you're going to pose as a commoner, you should do it properly.

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