Madam

Noun

  • The mistress of a household.
  • A polite form of address for a woman or lady.

    "Later, Mrs Grey was sitting in her favourite tea shop. “Would madam like the usual cream cakes and patisserie with her tea?” the waitress asked."

  • (slang) A woman who runs a brothel.

    "After she grew too old to work as a prostitute, she became a madam."

  • A polite form of address for a woman or lady.

    "Mrs Grey wondered if the outfit she was trying on made her look fat. The sales assistant just said, “It suits you, madam”."

  • (colloquial) A conceited or quarrelsome girl.

    "Selina kept pushing and shoving during musical chairs. The nursery school teacher said she was a bad-tempered little madam."

Verb

  • (transitive) To address as "madam".

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