ladyship etymology

English word ladyship comes from English -ship, English lady

Detailed word origin of ladyship

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ship English (eng) Appended to a noun to form a new noun denoting a property or state of being, time spent in a role, or a specialised union.
lady English (eng) (UK, slang) A five-pound note. (Rhyming slang, Lady Godiva for fiver.). (Wicca) .. (attributive, with a professional title) Who is a woman.. (familiar) A wife or girlfriend; a sweetheart.. (historical) The mistress of a household.. (in the plural) A polite reference or form of address to women.. (ladies' or ladies) Toilets intended for use by women.. (polite, or, used by children) A woman: [...]
ladyship English (eng) (English and Commonwealth) Formal form of address for a lady judge (as opposed to the informal "judge").. Term of respect for a woman of the peerage without using her title.

Words with the same origin as ladyship

Descendants of -ship
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