Complete Definition of "madam"

English

Etymology
From OF. madame, from ma âmyâ + dame âladyâ, from post-classical Latin mea domina.

Noun
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  1. A polite form of address for a woman or lady.

#:Mrs Grey wondered if the outfit she was trying on made her look fat. The sales assistant just said, âIt suits you madamâ.
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Later Mrs Grey was sitting in her favourite tea shop. âWould madam like the usual cream cakes and patisserie with her tea?â the waitress asked.

  1. The mistress of a household.
  2. colloquial 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.

  1. slang A woman who runs a brothel. Senator Vitter

#:Republican Senator w:David Vitter#Prostitution scandal|David Vitter of Louisiana, whose phone number is in the little black books of more than one madam, has issued a statement saying that god has forgiven him.
#:When she was getting to old to work as a prostitute she became a madam.

Synonyms
dame
woman
lady
matron
mistress

Translations
trans-top|polite term of address to a woman
French: madame#French|madame f
German: gnädig|gnädige Frau f
Italian: signora f
Japanese: 奥æ§/奥ãã¾ (ãããã¾, okusama)
trans-mid
Norwegian: frue c
Persian: FAchar|خاÙÙ (khânom)
Polish: pani f
Russian: мадам f, ÑÑдаÑÑÐ½Ñ f
Spanish: señora f
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trans-top|woman who manages a brothel
German: Puffmutter f
Norwegian: bordellmamma m, horemamma m
Polish: burdelmama f
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Russian: мадам f
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Related terms
madame
ma dame
ma'am

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