Definitions for madamˈmæd əm; meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. dame, madam, ma'am, lady, gentlewoman(noun)

    a woman of refinement

    "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"

  2. madam, brothel keeper(noun)

    a woman who runs a house of prostitution

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  1. Madam(n.)

    The woman who is in charge of a household.

  2. Madam(n.)

    The woman who is in charge of a brothel.

  3. Origin: [See Madame.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. madam(Noun)

    A polite form of address for a woman or lady.

  2. madam(Noun)

    The mistress of a household.

  3. madam(Noun)

    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.

  4. madam(Noun)

    A woman who runs a brothel.

    When she was getting too old to work as a prostitute she became a madam.

  5. Origin: From madame, from ma ‘my’ + dame ‘lady’, from post-classical Latin mea domina.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Madam(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [See Madame.]

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  1. Madam

    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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    Rank popularity for the word 'madam' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2863


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