Definitions for lady bountiful
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La′dy Boun′tiful(n.)(pl.)Lady Bountifuls, Ladies Bountiful.
a wealthy lady in George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem (1707), noted for her kindness and generosity.
(sometimes l.c.) a woman of noteworthy generosity or charity.
A rich and generous woman.
An over-patronising woman, showing off her wealth by acts of overwhelming generosity.
Origin: * From a character in the 18th century play The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar
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