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Mam vs. Madam

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Mamnoun

Mum, mom; diminutive of mother.

Madamnoun

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”.’; ‘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.’;

Mamnoun

Mamma.

Madamnoun

The mistress of a household.

Mamnoun

a member of a Mayan people of southwestern Guatemala

Madamnoun

(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.’;

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Mamnoun

a Mayan language spoken by the Mam people

Madamnoun

(slang) A woman who runs a brothel, particularly one that specializes in finding prostitutes for rich and important clients.

‘After she grew too old to work as a prostitute, she became a madam.''’;

Mamnoun

one's mother

‘my mam would have had a fit if I'd gone out dressed like that’; ‘I had to look after the other children while Mam worked’;

Madamverb

(transitive) To address as "madam".

Mamnoun

a term of respectful or polite address used for any woman

‘‘You all ride them horses down here?’ ‘Yes, mam.’’;

Madamnoun

A gentlewoman; - an appellation or courteous form of address given to a lady, especially an elderly or a married lady; - much used in the address, at the beginning of a letter, to a woman. The corresponding word in addressing a man is Sir; often abbreviated ma'am when used as a term of address.

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Madamnoun

The woman who is in charge of a household.

Madamnoun

The woman who is in charge of a brothel.

Madamnoun

a woman of refinement;

‘a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady’;

Madamnoun

a woman who runs a house of prostitution

Madam

Madam (), or madame ( or ), is a polite and formal form of address for women, often contracted to ma'am (pronounced in American English and in British English). The term derives from the French madame (French pronunciation: ​[maˈdam]); in French, ma dame literally means .

‘my lady’;

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