Dictionary

thank-you-ma'am

thank–you–ma'am

noun \ˈthaŋk-y-ˌmam, -(y)ē-\

Definition of THANK-YOU-MA'AM

:  a bump or depression in a road; especially :  a ridge or hollow made across a road on a hillside to cause water to run off

Origin of THANK-YOU-MA'AM

probably from its causing a nodding of the head
First Known Use: 1849

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: thapsiaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: thank–youAll Words Near: thank-you-ma'am
March 03, 2015
thanatology Hear it
The study of death and grieving
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears