Recent Examples of ma'am from the Web
But like much of the South, please, thank you, sir, ma'am, and a good helping of eye contact are all the norm.
Josh Hedrick [in court]: Give us your name please, ma'am.
Prosecutor Heeter: Were you in the courtroom-- Nicky Carnes: No, ma'am.
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MA'AM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ma'am for English Language Learners
—used to politely speak to a woman who you do not know
—used to speak to the Queen or to a woman of high rank in the police or military
MA'AM Defined for Kids
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