Definitions

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  • n. A polite form of address for a woman or lady.
  • n. The mistress of a household.
  • n. A conceited or quarrelsome girl.
  • n. A woman who runs a brothel.

Etymologies

From Old French madame, from ma ‘my’ + dame ‘lady’, from post-classical Latin mea domina. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Financial consultant and former madam is running on a platform that centers around legalizing marijuana, prostitution and gay marriage.

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  • The D.C. madam is going to list the names of famous Republicans who used her female escort service.

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  • I did not understand anything of that; but I answered, ‘I am sure they call her madam, and she does not go to service nor do housework’; and therefore I insisted that she was a gentlewoman, and I would be such a gentlewoman as that.

    Moll Flanders

  • Thee must not go near the pound, until thee knows for certain the maid thee calls madam can be saved.

    Nick of the Woods

  • I did not understand anything of that; but I answered, 'I am sure they call her madam, and she does not go to service nor do housework'; and therefore I insisted that she was a gentlewoman, and I would be such a gentlewoman as that.

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  • He will be able, so he says, to get the house lathed and plastered; and madam – well, madam is going down to Winnipeg, and there will be wonderful shopping and goings-on.

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  • At the mention of the word madam, she colored slightly.

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  • I have no delusions left, yet it has occurred to me that a young woman who would make the lives of the saints her rule of life -- I do not believe in such things myself, but -- in short, madam, I ask for your daughter in marriage. '

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  • "The argument, madam, is a profound one, and does credit to your discernment; but the question now is, since it has pleased Providence to prosper rebellion, and allow a community to be founded without any true church, or any means of getting at true ordinances and sacraments, what young fellows like us are to do about it."

    Oldtown Folks

  • "That, madam," said Dr. Lothrop, who never forgot to be the grand gentleman under any circumstances, – "that, madam, is not the New Testament, but Dr. Isaac Watts, allow me to remind you."

    Oldtown Folks

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