ma'am

noun \ ˈmam , after "yes" often əm \

Definition of ma'am

: madam

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First Known Use of ma'am

1668

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MA'AM Defined for English Language Learners

ma'am

noun

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

ma'am

noun \ ˈmam \

Definition of ma'am for Students

: madam


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