Definitions for ma'ammæm, mɑm; unstressed məm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ma'ammæm, mɑm; unstressed məm(n.)
Ref: (often cap.) madam (def. 1). 1
Origin of ma'am:
1660–70; by contr.
dame, madam, ma'am, lady, gentlewoman(noun)
a woman of refinement
"a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
ma'am(noun)æm, mɑm; unstressed məm
used to respectfully address a woman
Excuse me, ma'am, I think you dropped this.
madam; my lady; -- a colloquial contraction of madam often used in direct address, and sometimes as an appellation