Meaning of Lady Bountiful in English:

Lady Bountiful

Pronunciation /ˌleɪdi ˈbaʊntɪfʊl/


  • A woman who engages in ostentatious acts of charity to impress others.

    • ‘Pip really will be missed, as she has been a Lady Bountiful on behalf of Orange for so many good arts causes.’


    Early 19th century from the name of a character in Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem (1707).