Definition of

Ma'am

  1. (noun, person) a woman of refinement

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Synonyms of Ma'am

dame, gentlewoman, lady, madam

Alternate forms of Ma'am

Hyponyms: grande dame, madame

Hypernyms: adult female, woman

Origin of the word Ma'am

  1. also maam, 1660s, colloquial shortening of madam (q.v.). Formerly the ordinary respectful form of address to a married woman; later restricted to the queen, royal princesses, or by servants to their mistresses. more

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