Definitions for madamˈmæd əm; meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mad•am*ˈmæd əm; meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm(n.)(pl.)mes•dames; mad•ams
(often cap.) a respectful term of address to a woman.
a woman in charge of a household.
the woman in charge of a brothel.
* for 1 ;for 2,3 ..
Origin of madam:
1250–1300; ME< OF my lady; see dame
dame, madam, ma'am, lady, gentlewoman(noun)
a woman of refinement
"a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
madam, brothel keeper(noun)
a woman who runs a house of prostitution
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
used in formal letters to address a woman
Dear Sir or Madam
A polite form of address for a woman or lady.
The mistress of a household.
A conceited or quarrelsome girl.
Selina kept pushing and shoving during musical chairs. The nursery school teacher said she was a bad-tempered little madam.
A woman who runs a brothel.
When she was getting too old to work as a prostitute she became a madam.
Origin: From madame, from ma ‘my’ + dame ‘lady’, from post-classical Latin mea domina.
a gentlewoman; -- an appellation or courteous form of address given to a lady, especially an elderly or a married lady; -- much used in the address, at the beginning of a letter, to a woman. The corresponding word in addressing a man is Sir
Translations for madam
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a polite form of address to a woman.
- senhoraPortuguese (BR)
- madam, paníCzech
- gnädige FrauGerman
- κυρία (προσφώνηση)Greek
- 숙녀분, 부인Korean
- madam, miela poniaLithuanian
- (Szanowna) Pani, Proszę PaniPolish
- мадам, сударыняRussian
- madam, paniSlovak
- frun, fröken, damenSwedish
- bayan, hanımTurkish
- 太太, 夫人Chinese (Trad.)
- пані, добродійкаUkrainian
- خواتین کو عزت سے مخاطب کرنے کا کلمہUrdu
- quý bàVietnamese
- 太太，女士，夫人Chinese (Simp.)
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