Definition of young lady in US English:

young lady


  • 1A woman who is not far advanced in life; a girl.

    • ‘I once worked with a young lady who was the daughter of a vicar.’
    • ‘As befitted the surroundings, the organisers decided to bring in some attractive young ladies in bikini tops and shorts as ball girls.’
    • ‘During the age where most girls became young ladies, Blank had stayed awkwardly the same.’
    • ‘Immediately, a young lady and a small boy bounded on into her room.’
    • ‘Children should be advised to be wary of young ladies bearing this book!’
    • ‘Within a year he had found a young lady with three kids, we were invited to their wedding, and they now have five more kids of their own.’
    • ‘There are plenty of nice young ladies at this school.’
    • ‘What's wrong with letting a load of young ladies see a good-looking lad take his shirt off?’
    • ‘Some even resort to the dress designer for the young ladies.’
    • ‘To earn a living Austin became the art master in a school for young ladies in Liverpool.’
    • ‘Set in a finishing school for young ladies, the 1950s musical by Sandy Wilson is the story of five young girls who are busy being transformed into young ladies.’
    • ‘The young man looked smart in his suit and bow-tie, the young lady stunning in her deb's dress, the picture of happiness and carefree youth.’
    • ‘Hakkana was growing into a pretty young lady, in a tomboyish kind of way.’
    • ‘This is tragic situation and this young girl seemed a capable young lady.’
    • ‘Once inside Rebecca was lead to a nicely furnished living to be greeted by a young man and a young lady at his side both about twenty-one.’
    • ‘Once home to a gardening school for young ladies, Waterperry Gardens is a delight even in the coldest months.’
    • ‘It was a school for young ladies which was more than 100 years old.’
    • ‘This is, after all, a boarding school for young ladies.’
    • ‘The local community is indeed very proud of the achievements of these two young ladies who have devoted so much time, effort and energy to the less fortunate members of society.’
    • ‘The youth pastor, a young lady name Marie Earth, calls everybody to come up front.’
    youngster, young one, little one, boy, girl
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    1. 1.1 A form of address used by an adult to a girl, often in anger.
      ‘I don't know what's got into you, young lady’
      • ‘Put down that book, young lady, and go outside and play with your friends!’
      • ‘Excuse me, young lady, who is it that pays your wages?’
      • ‘That makes no difference whatsoever, young lady.’
      • ‘I've been thinking about this for a long time. No man is an island, young lady.’
      • ‘It's suppose to snow while we're there and I don't want any grumbling from you, young lady.’
      • ‘You realize, under laws of Tennessee, we are now legally married, young lady.’
      • ‘I had to come out of a very important meeting for you, young lady.’
      • ‘You watch your mouth, young lady.’
      • ‘That's just sheer laziness, young lady!’
      • ‘There'll be no going to the mall for you, young lady.’
      • ‘Don't you think about smart talking to me, young lady!’
      • ‘I think it's time to take you home, young lady.’
      • ‘Treason is a serious crime, my young lady’
      • ‘What have you done to yourself, young lady?’
      • ‘You really should be going to bed, young lady.’
      • ‘We don't take kindly to such attacks, young lady.’
      • ‘You struck double gold the first time around, young lady.’
      • ‘Why did you storm out of here like that, young lady?’
      • ‘You're very lucky, young lady, that I picked you up, too.’
      • ‘Don't you ever let me hear you use that kind of language again, young lady, do you hear me?’
    2. 1.2dated A girlfriend.
      sweetheart, loved one, love, true love, lady love, darling, dearest, dear one, lover, girlfriend, boyfriend, young man, woman friend, lady friend, man friend, beau, admirer, worshipper, inamorata, inamorato
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