lady-in-waiting


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lady-in-waiting

n, pl ladies-in-waiting
a lady of a royal household who attends a queen or princess

la′dy-in-wait′ing



n., pl. la•dies-in-wait•ing.
a lady who is in attendance upon a queen or princess.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lady-in-waiting - a lady appointed to attend to a queen or princesslady-in-waiting - a lady appointed to attend to a queen or princess
noblewoman, peeress, Lady - a woman of the peerage in Britain
Translations

lady-in-waiting

[ˈleɪdɪɪnˈweɪtɪŋ] N (ladies-in-waiting (pl)) → dama f de honor

lady-in-waiting

[ˈleɪdɪɪnˈweɪtɪŋ] ndama di corte
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THE Queen looked less than amused yesterday when her lady-in-waiting's rather large headgear got in the way of her enjoyment of the Games.
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Mrs Bordoli gave the poem to the Queen's Lady-in-Waiting.
When they meet at Sandringham, it is "chatter, chatter, chatter," according to a lady-in-waiting. Their meticulous deference to each other is both a model of courtesy and a miracle of grace.
In 1949 she was made a Lady-in-Waiting to the then Princess Elizabeth and when her charge became Queen, Lady Alice became Woman of the Queen's Bedchamber.