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Definitions of madam

  1. a woman who runs a house of prostitution Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A form of courteous address to a lady. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A courteous form of address to a lady: a lady. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Form of address to a lady. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. My lady; mistress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A complimentary title, generally given to married or elderly ladies; also in slight disrespect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Colloquially contracted maam, a title used in addressing women of every degree above the lowest; colloquially, a term of address for mistress or lady; not complimentary, asshe is a proud madam”. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for madam

  1. " Neither, madam did I." The great lady stared at Anthony, who looked straight ahead. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  2. Who knows, my pretty baby madam – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
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