Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render ladylike; make a lady of; give the title or style of lady to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To make a lady of; to make ladylike.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To make a lady of; to make ladylike.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

lady +‎ -fy

Examples

  • They had met when they were thirteen, when Gramp had carted her off to school in England to "ladify" her, since he swore she was turning into a wee hoyden with no sense a-tall of her station — which was certainly true, for all that, but not very fair as far as she was concerned at the time.

    Tender Rebel

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