noun, plural mes·dames [mey-dam, -dahm; French mey-dam] /meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm; French meɪˈdam/. (often initial capital letter)
Origin of madame
Examples from the Web for madame
Lacey Noonan's A Gronking to Remember makes 50 Shades of Grey look like Madame Bovary in terms of its literary sophistication.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Madame Cézanne is ultimately about the figure in the portraits rather than the person, who remains a tantalizing enigma.
Last year, while filming the documentary “Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.?”What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton|Heather Arnet|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Madame Tussauds unveiled their new waxwork of Kate, people queued up for a chance to feel “her” hair.
But Madame Clinton has never been very elegant in her statements.What the D-Day Veteran Told Obama at the 70th Anniversary Commemoration|Christopher Dickey|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Becoming impatient of this delay, Madame Nelson pressed them for an explanation.
Because, if we were all singing, madame, we should not have the pleasure of hearing mademoiselle.Monsieur Cherami|Charles Paul de Kock
The cupboard was in an antechamber which served as the public passage by which the apartments of Madame were reached.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
Madame, however, paid but little heed to Kathleen; she was beside herself with rage.The Crime Club|William Holt-White
I only say this, Madame Flamingo, to prove to you that Grouski is none of your mock articles.An Outcast|F. Colburn Adams
British Dictionary definitions for madame
noun plural mesdames (ˈmeɪˌdæm, French medam)
Word Origin for madame
Word Origin and History for madame
1590s, see madam, which is an earlier borrowing of the same French phrase. Originally a title of respect for a woman of rank, now given to any married woman. OED recommends madam as an English title, madame in reference to foreign women.