The nickname of Billie Holiday, given to her by her pal Lester Young. Sometimes people shortened it to "Lady"; sometimes it was "Miss Lady", if you were being a proper gentleman. Young, in turn, was given the nickname "Lady Lester" by Miss Holiday. That nickname didn't gain wide currency for some reason; he became better known as "Prez", as in "The President", another name given by "William" Holiday to Lester.

La"dy` Day` (dA).

The day of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25. See Annunciation.

 

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