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madam

noun [U]  /ˈmæd·əm/ (contraction ma’am) fml us  
a polite word used to address a woman, or a title for a woman used before a position: "May I help you, madam?" Madam President A madam can also be a woman who is in charge of a brothel (= place where men pay to have sex with women)
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