from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Used formerly in colonial India as a form of respectful address for a European woman.
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- n. formerly, a term of respect for a female white European in colonial India
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lady; mistress; -- used by Hindustani-speaking natives in India in addressing European women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In India, a European lady; the mistress of a household: so called by native servants.
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- n. a woman sahib
ma'am + sahib.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From ma'am + sahib (Wiktionary)