Definition of Lady Bracknell from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Lady Bracknell

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a character in Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest. She is a severe upper-class Englishwoman who speaks some of Wilde's most humorous lines. Jack, the main character, is in love with her daughter.
To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Lady Bracknell