[ley-dee-burd] /ˌleɪ diˌbɜrd/
[ley-dee-buhg] /ˈleɪ diˌbʌg/
any of numerous small, round, often brightly colored and spotted beetles of the family Coccinellidae, feeding chiefly on aphids and other small insects, but including several forms that feed on plants.
any of various small brightly coloured beetles of the family Coccinellidae, such as Adalia bipunctata (two-spotted ladybird), which has red elytra marked with black spots Usual US and Canadian name ladybug
“sweetheart,” 1590s, from lady + bird (n.2).
1690s, from lady + bug (n.). The “lady” is the Virgin Mary (cf. German cognate Marienkäfer). In Britain, now usually ladybird beetle (1704), through aversion to the word bug, which there has overtones of sodomy.
[jon-suh n; for 5 also Swedish yoo n-sawn] /ˈdʒɒn sən; for 5 also Swedish ˈyʊn sɔn/ noun 1. Andrew, 1808–75, seventeenth president of the U.S. 1865–69. 2. Charles Spurgeon [spur-juh n] /ˈspɜr dʒən/ (Show IPA), 1893–1956, U.S. educator and sociologist. 3. Claudia Alta Taylor (“Lady Bird”) 1912–2007, U.S. First Lady 1963–69 (wife of Lyndon Johnson). […]
[ley-dee-burd] /ˌleɪ diˌbɜrd/ noun 1. .
noun, plural Lady Bountifuls, Ladies Bountiful. 1. a wealthy lady in George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem, noted for her kindness and generosity. 2. (sometimes lowercase) a woman of noteworthy generosity or charity. noun 1. an ostentatiously charitable woman
/ˈleɪdɪˌbɔɪ/ noun 1. (informal) a transvestite or transsexual, esp one from the Far East