ladies

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See also: ladies' and laddies

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As a lavatory for women, via misspelling of ladies'. Compare gents.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈleɪdiz/
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ladies pl (plural only)

  1. plural of lady
    • 2014, C.S. Walter, Abandoned Bridges, pp. 105 f.:
      He wet his thumb with saliva pressing on the tongue, ran it up and down faster over the letter 'I' of 'TOILET', the 'LADIES TOILET' was transformed into 'LADIES TO LET' in no time.

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ladies (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, euphemistic) A ladies' room: a lavatory intended for use by women.
    Pardon me, I need to visit the ladies.

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ladies (not comparable)

  1. Intended for use by women.
    • 2014, C.S. Walter, Abandoned Bridges, pp. 105 f.:
      He wet his thumb with saliva pressing on the tongue, ran it up and down faster over the letter 'I' of 'TOILET', the 'LADIES TOILET' was transformed into 'LADIES TO LET' in no time.

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ladies f

  1. plural of lady

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