lady of the house


lady of the house
the female head of a household (usually prec. by the).
[1785-95]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • lady of the house — noun a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income • Syn: ↑housewife, ↑homemaker, ↑woman of the house • Derivationally related forms: ↑housewifely (for: ↑housewife) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady of the house — {n. phr.} Female owner, or wife of the owner, of the house; the hostess. * / Dinner is served, the lady of the house announced to her guests./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lady of the house — {n. phr.} Female owner, or wife of the owner, of the house; the hostess. * / Dinner is served, the lady of the house announced to her guests./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lady\ of\ the\ house — n. phr. Female owner, or wife of the owner, of the house; the hostess. Dinner is served, the lady of the house announced to her guests …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lady of the house — la′dy of the house′ n. the female head of a household • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • lady of the house — Date: 1601 the chief female in a household …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • the lady of the house — somewhat old fashioned : the female family member who has the most responsibility for taking care of and making decisions about the household Is the lady of the house at home? • • • Main Entry: ↑lady of the house …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady of the house, the — noun OLD FASHIONED the woman who owns a house, or the wife of the owner …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • (the) lady of the house — the lady of the house UK US noun old fashioned the woman who owns a house, or the wife of the owner Thesaurus: women and girlssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • the lady of the house — UK / US noun old fashioned the woman who owns a house, or the wife of the owner …   English dictionary


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