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

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