noun, plural mes·dames [mey-dam, -dahm] /meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm/ for 1; mad·ams for 2, 3.
Origin of madam
Related Words for madamsmadame, matron, whore, dame, madonna, Frau, signora, housekeeper, housemother, manageress, bawd, prostitute, procuress
Examples from the Web for madams
Contemporary Examples of madams
This leaves workers dependent on pimps and madams for protection, which often leads to more violence.Why It's Time to Legalize Prostitution
August 15, 2014
Suddenly I had madams, girls, and FBI informants on the phone.The Complex Lives of Escorts
May 19, 2009
Legally speaking, madams, agency owners, and telephone bookers take on a more-serious risk than do most escorts.Should Call Girls Kiss and Tell?
March 9, 2009
Historical Examples of madams
What will be the price of the plaintiff's pleadings then, Madams?Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.
But there were other Madams and Mademoiselles boarding that train.The Magic Curtain
Roy J. Snell
He has his madams to play with, and to bring them back to happiness, and to those that love them.Dracula
These "madams" of the valet were beginning to fret Sophy cruelly.Shadows of Flames
"He is one of our national glories," Madams de S— cried out, with sudden vehemence.Under Western Eyes
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.