Meaning of lady-in-waiting

la•dy-in-wait•ing

Pronunciation: (lā'dē-in-wā'ting), [key]
— pl. la•dies-in-wait•ing.
  1. a lady who is in attendance upon a queen or princess.
  2. a woman who is pregnant: flattering fashions for the lady-in-waiting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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