Definition of -in-waiting in English:

-in-waiting

combining form

  • 1Denoting a position as attendant to a royal personage.

    ‘lady-in-waiting’
  • 2Awaiting a turn, confirmation of a process, etc.

    ‘a political administration-in-waiting’
    1. 2.1 About to happen.
      ‘an explosion-in-waiting’

Pronunciation

-in-waiting

/ɪnˈweɪtɪŋ/