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Meaning of Lady Bountiful

La'dy Boun'tiful

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— pl. Lady Bountifuls, Ladies Bountiful.
  1. a wealthy lady in George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem, noted for her kindness and generosity.
  2. (sometimes l.c.) a woman of noteworthy generosity or charity.
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