Definition of young lady in English:

young lady

noun

  • 1A young woman or a girl.

    • ‘As befitted the surroundings, the organisers decided to bring in some attractive young ladies in bikini tops and shorts as ball girls.’
    • ‘Hakkana was growing into a pretty young lady, in a tomboyish kind of way.’
    • ‘To earn a living Austin became the art master in a school for young ladies in Liverpool.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are plenty of nice young ladies at this school.’
    • ‘Some even resort to the dress designer for the young ladies.’
    • ‘What's wrong with letting a load of young ladies see a good-looking lad take his shirt off?’
    • ‘This is, after all, a boarding school for young ladies.’
    • ‘I once worked with a young lady who was the daughter of a vicar.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Children should be advised to be wary of young ladies bearing this book!’
    • ‘Immediately, a young lady and a small boy bounded on into her room.’
    • ‘This is tragic situation and this young girl seemed a capable young lady.’
    • ‘During the age where most girls became young ladies, Blank had stayed awkwardly the same.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was a school for young ladies which was more than 100 years old.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once home to a gardening school for young ladies, Waterperry Gardens is a delight even in the coldest months.’
    • ‘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 annoyance.
      ‘I don't know what's got into you, young lady’
      • ‘Treason is a serious crime, my young lady’
      • ‘You realize, under laws of Tennessee, we are now legally married, young lady.’
      • ‘Why did you storm out of here like that, young lady?’
      • ‘I've been thinking about this for a long time. No man is an island, young lady.’
      • ‘We don't take kindly to such attacks, young lady.’
      • ‘What have you done to yourself, young lady?’
      • ‘There'll be no going to the mall for you, young lady.’
      • ‘I had to come out of a very important meeting for you, young lady.’
      • ‘Put down that book, young lady, and go outside and play with your friends!’
      • ‘Don't you think about smart talking to me, young lady!’
      • ‘It's suppose to snow while we're there and I don't want any grumbling from you, young lady.’
      • ‘You're very lucky, young lady, that I picked you up, too.’
      • ‘You struck double gold the first time around, young lady.’
      • ‘I think it's time to take you home, young lady.’
      • ‘That's just sheer laziness, young lady!’
      • ‘You watch your mouth, young lady.’
      • ‘You really should be going to bed, young lady.’
      • ‘Don't you ever let me hear you use that kind of language again, young lady, do you hear me?’
      • ‘Excuse me, young lady, who is it that pays your wages?’
      • ‘That makes no difference whatsoever, young lady.’
    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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