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noun [C] uk   /deɪm/ us  

dame noun [C] (WOMAN)

US old-fashioned slang a womanKinds of womenMen and women

dame noun [C] (CHARACTER)

UK the funny character of an older woman in a pantomime (= musical play for children) who is usually played by a manCasting, roles and scripts
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