Definitions for madamˈmæd əm; meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm
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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.
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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
Madam, or madame, is a polite form of address for women, often contracted to "ma'am". The abbreviation is "Mme" and the plural is mesdames. The term was borrowed from the French madame, which means "my lady".
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'madam' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2863
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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