Definition of madam
- Madam Chairman
- Madam President
- every once in a while the madam and I will order a book that we've read about
- —H. S. Truman
the madam and I are planning to go out for a nice dinner on our anniversary
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
—used to politely speak to a woman who you do not know
Madam —used at the start of a formal letter to a woman whose name you do not know
Madam —used when you are speaking to a woman who has a high rank or position
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