Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A polite form of address for a woman or lady.
  • noun The mistress of a household.
  • noun colloquial A conceited or quarrelsome girl.
  • noun slang A woman who runs a brothel.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French madame, from ma ‘my’ + dame ‘lady’, from post-classical Latin mea domina.

Examples

  • The Financial consultant and former madam is running on a platform that centers around legalizing marijuana, prostitution and gay marriage.

    Meet New York's Other Gubernatorial Candidates

  • The Financial consultant and former madam is running on a platform that centers around legalizing marijuana, prostitution and gay marriage.

    Meet New York's Other Gubernatorial Candidates

  • The Financial consultant and former madam is running on a platform that centers around legalizing marijuana, prostitution and gay marriage.

    Meet New York's Other Gubernatorial Candidates

  • The D.C. madam is going to list the names of famous Republicans who used her female escort service.

    Easter Lemming Liberal News

  • The D.C. madam is going to list the names of famous Republicans who used her female escort service.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • I did not understand anything of that; but I answered, ‘I am sure they call her madam, and she does not go to service nor do housework’; and therefore I insisted that she was a gentlewoman, and I would be such a gentlewoman as that.

    Moll Flanders

  • Thee must not go near the pound, until thee knows for certain the maid thee calls madam can be saved.

    Nick of the Woods

  • I did not understand anything of that; but I answered, 'I am sure they call her madam, and she does not go to service nor do housework'; and therefore I insisted that she was a gentlewoman, and I would be such a gentlewoman as that.

    The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders

  • He will be able, so he says, to get the house lathed and plastered; and madam – well, madam is going down to Winnipeg, and there will be wonderful shopping and goings-on.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • At the mention of the word madam, she colored slightly.

    Imperium in Imperio: A Study of the Negro Race Problem A Novel

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.