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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Good Lady (The).
 
The mistress of the house. “Your good lady,” your wife. (See GOODMAN.)   1
   “My good woman” is a deprecatory address to an inferior; but “Is your good woman at home?” is quite respectful, meaning your wife (of the lower grade of society).   2
 


 Good Hater (A).Good Neighbours. 

 
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