noun, plural mes·dames [mey-dam, -dahm] /meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm/ for 1; mad·ams for 2, 3.
Origin of madam
Related Words for madammadame, matron, whore, dame, madonna, Frau, signora, housekeeper, housemother, manageress, bawd, prostitute, procuress
Examples from the Web for madam
Contemporary Examples of 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
August 26, 2014
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’
April 6, 2014
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
September 24, 2013
Historical Examples of madam
Well, I've got to take the madam and the young folks over to the Casino.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I would no more dishonour my family, Madam, than my brother would.
Indeed, Madam, you did me justice to say, I have no inclination to marry at all.
You, Madam, shall see all the letters that have passed between us.
I beg your pardon, dear Madam, and your patience with me on such an occasion as this.
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.