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One entry found for madam.
Main Entry: mad·am
Pronunciation: primarystressmad-schwam
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural mes·dames /mamacr-primarystressdäm, -primarystressdam/
Etymology: Middle English madam "woman of rank or authority, lady," from early French ma dame, literally "my lady," from Latin domina "mistress, lady," feminine form of dominus "master, owner" --related to DAME, DOMINATE, MADONNA
1 -- used as a form of polite address to a woman
2 capitalized -- used as a title especially before the name of rank or office of a high-ranking woman <Madam President>

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