little lady

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little lady (plural little ladies)

  1. (colloquial) The wife or fiancée.
    Would you like to buy some roses for the little lady?
    • 2007, Letticia, Body Worship, page 192:
      Very often husbands would patronise my boutique and pick out something for the little lady and, in passing, pick out something for themselves.
  2. (derogatory) A condescending term for a woman or girl.