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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

La′dy Boun′tiful(n.)(pl.)Lady Bountifuls, Ladies Bountiful.

  1. a wealthy lady in George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem (1707), noted for her kindness and generosity.

    Category: Literature

  2. (sometimes l.c.) a woman of noteworthy generosity or charity.

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  1. Lady Bountiful(Noun)

    A rich and generous woman.

  2. Lady Bountiful(Noun)

    An over-patronising woman, showing off her wealth by acts of overwhelming generosity.

  3. Origin: * From a character in the 18th century play The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar

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