Meaning of -in-waiting in English:

-in-waiting

Pronunciation /?n?we?t??/

  • 1Denoting a position as attendant to a royal personage.

    • ‘lady-in-waiting’
  • 2Awaiting a turn, confirmation of a process, etc.

    • ‘a political administration-in-waiting’
    1. 2.1About to happen.
      • ‘an explosion-in-waiting’