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[ley-dee-lahyk] /ˈleɪ diˌlaɪk/

like a .
befitting a :
in a ladylike manner.
like or befitting a lady in manners and bearing; refined and fastidious
(derogatory) (of a man) effeminate

also lady-like, 1580s; see lady + like. Middle English had ladily “queenly, exalted” (late 14c.).


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