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Definition of "landlady" []

  • A woman who owns and rents land, buildings, or dwelling units. (noun)
  • A woman who runs a rooming house or an inn; an innkeeper. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "landlady" in a sentence
  • "The other main character in the book apart from the murderer and his landlady is the city of London in the Noughties; socially and ethnically mixed, but on edge and easily fractured."
  • "On Thursday night she complained of shortness of breath, and finding she did not get better she called her landlady."
  • "Keep your head down, the landlady is looking at us."