ladies

ladies

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of ladies in English

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English

Etymology

As a lavatory for women, via misspelling of ladies'. Compare gents.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈleɪdiz/

Noun

ladies pl (plural only)

  1. plural of lady
    • 2014, C.S. Walter, Abandoned Bridges, pp. 105 f.:
      He wet his thumb with saliva pressing on the tongue, ran it up and down faster over the letter 'I' of 'TOILET', the 'LADIES TOILET' was transformed into 'LADIES TO LET' in no time.

Coordinate terms

  • gents, gentlemen, men, sirs

Derived terms

  • ladies and gentlemen

Noun

ladies (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, euphemistic) A ladies' room: a lavatory intended for use by women.

Synonyms

  • see Thesaurus:bathroom

Coordinate terms

  • gents, gentlemen, men, sirs
  • men's

Adjective

ladies (not comparable)

  1. Intended for use by women.
    • 2014, C.S. Walter, Abandoned Bridges, pp. 105 f.:
      He wet his thumb with saliva pressing on the tongue, ran it up and down faster over the letter 'I' of 'TOILET', the 'LADIES TOILET' was transformed into 'LADIES TO LET' in no time.

Coordinate terms

  • men's, gents

See also

  • madams, mesdames
  • Appendix:Special uses of possessives in English

Anagrams

  • aisled, deasil, ideals, sailed

French

Alternative forms

  • ladys

Noun

ladies f

  1. plural of lady

Anagrams

  • délais, délias, laides

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