Definition of ma'am
: madam —used without a name as a form of respectful or polite address to a woman Thank you, ma'am."Yes, ma'am. Come in, ma'am. I'll tell Miss Lavendar you're here, ma'am. She's upstairs, ma'am."— Lucy Maud Montgomery"My dear ma'am," said the parson, replying in preference to the lady …— Edward Bulwer-LyttonShe looked down at him and said, "He most certainly is a large dog." "Yes ma'am," I told her. "He has a large heart, too."— Kate DiCamillo
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