Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 8 months ago

What does it mean when someone calls you young lady?

A cashier around 65 years old called me young lady. I'm 35 but can pass for 29 the youngest. I'm wondering if he was saying that to be nice or because I looked younger than 35 to him?


I've heard this expression before, genius. But I assumed young lady was for younger women just like ma'am is for older women. If you're going to leave sarcastic or nasty answers don't bother.

6 Answers

  • Tommy
    Lv 5
    8 months ago
    Favourite answer

    At 65, most people are young to him.

  • reme_1
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You were a lot younger than him and he was being polite.

  • 8 months ago

    I call my 51 year old wife, young lady. She is younger than me.

  • TC
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    To the 65-years-old cashier, you are young.  As such, you were addressed as "young lady." 

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    You're 35, and have never heard this expression before.

    Congrats for coming out from under your rock.

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    He was being polite!!

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