ladies

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See also: ladies' and laddies

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

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ladies

  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.
  2. plural of madam as a term of address
  3. (Britain, euphemistic) A ladies' room: a lavatory intended for use by women.
    • 2000, Munroe Blair, Ceramic Water Closets, p. 15:
      London's first 'gents' public toilets were opened in Fleet Street in 1851, followed in 1852 by a 'ladies' toilet at 51 Bedford Street, Strand.

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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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Most common English words before 1923: middle · effort · race · #882: ladies · rise · looks · running

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ladies f

  1. plural of lady

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