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

  1. (often cap.) a respectful term of address to a woman.

  2. a woman in charge of a household.

  3. the woman in charge of a brothel.

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Origin of madam:

1250–1300; ME< OF my lady; see dame

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. madam(noun)ˈmæd əm

    used in formal letters to address a woman

    Dear Sir or Madam


  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 Dictionary

  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


  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".

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams of madam

  1. damma

Translations for madam

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a polite form of address to a woman.

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