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ma’am

noun ( also Ma’am)
 
/mæm/ formal
B1 You call a woman “ma’am” when you are speaking to her politely: Thank you, ma’am.
(Definition of ma’am from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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