noun, plural mes·dames [mey-dam, -dahm] /meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm/ for 1; mad·ams for 2, 3.
- madagascar aquamarine,
- madagascar jasmine,
- madagascar periwinkle,
- madame bovary,
- madame butterfly,
Origin of madam
Examples from the Web for madam
The legendary actor and Madam Secretary producer insists his show has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton.
Still, the Madam Secretary cast and crew have been lately downplaying parallels to the Democratic presidential hopeful.
“Madam Speaker, this is America; it is not Burger King,” Poe said.The Democrats Have Found a New Boogeyman, and It’s Burger King|Tim Mak|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Broadway, South Pacific, Call Me Madam, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes were playing to packed houses—at $6.60 tops.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’|Ross Wetzsteon|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This country is still waiting for its first woman president—are you standing up, madam?The Clinton Global Initiative Kicks off With Tears, Impressions, and Fighting Words|Nina Strochlic|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But don't suppose, Madam, Page 184that anything I say has reference to you.Jack Sheppard|William Harrison Ainsworth
"Thank you, madam," said Ina, in her own sweet but queenly way.The Woman-Hater|Charles Reade
I now come to offer you a heart which has been entirely yours, Madam, since first we met in the desert.'The Grey Fairy Book|Various
Madam Imbert wrapped the money in two newspapers, and when Josh.The Expressman and the Detective|Allan Pinkerton
It is hoped, Madam, that your consent may in time be obtained—that is the hope; and I shall be a miserable man if it cannot.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
noun plural madams or for sense 1 mesdames (ˈmeɪˌdæm)
Word Origin for madam
c.1300, from Old French ma dame, literally "my lady," from Latin mea domina (cf. madonna). Meaning "female owner or manager of a brothel" is first attested 1871.