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English definition of “madam”

madam

noun uk   /ˈmæd.əm/ us  

madam noun (WOMAN)

B1 [as form of address] (usually Madam) a formal and polite way of speaking to a woman: May I carry your cases for you, Madam? Dear Madam B2 the usual way of beginning a formal letter to a woman whose name you do not know [S] disapproving a young girl who behaves like an older woman, expecting others to obey her: She's turning into a proper little madam.

madam noun (SEX)

[C] a woman who is in charge of a group of prostitutes who live or work in the same house
(Definition of madam from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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