Mysteries of vernacular: Lady - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel
569 Questions Answered
Why do we call women ladies?
Well, etymologically-speaking, the word comes from the Old English
words for hlaf (bread) and daege (maid), which, combined, mean the female
head of the household and eventually indicated high social standing.
Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel follow the word to its contemporary
position simply describing a female.
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