[lah-dee-dah] /ˈlɑ diˈdɑ/ Informal.
(used as an expression of derision directed at affected gentility or pretentious refinement.)
affected; pretentious; foppish:
a la-di-da manner.
an affected or pretentious person.
behavior or speech characterized by affected or exaggerated gentility.
(informal) affecting exaggeratedly genteel manners or speech
a la-di-da person
mocking of affected gentility, 1874, in derisive imitation of “swell” way of talking.
[ley-dee] /ˈleɪ di/ noun, plural ladies. 1. a woman who is refined, polite, and well-spoken: She may be poor and have little education, but she’s a real lady. 2. a woman of high social position or economic class: She was born a lady and found it hard to adjust to her reduced circumstances. 3. any […]
noun 1. a local organization of women who raise money for their church.
noun 1. an association whose members are usually the wives of members of an association with which it is affiliated.
[ley-deez-uh v-th uh-nahyt] /ˈleɪ diz əv ðəˈnaɪt/ noun 1. plural of . [ley-dee-uh v-th uh-nahyt] /ˈleɪ di əv ðəˈnaɪt/ noun, plural ladies-of-the-night. 1. a tropical American shrub, Brunfelsia americana, of the nightshade family, having berrylike yellow fruit and fragrant white flowers.