madame

noun
ma·​dame | \ mə-ˈdam How to pronounce madame (audio) , ma-ˈdam, before a surname also ˈma-dəm \

Definition of madame

1 plural mesdames\ mā-​ˈdäm How to pronounce mesdames (audio) , -​ˈdam \ used as a title equivalent to Mrs. for a married woman not of English-speaking nationality
2 plural madames : madam sense 3

First Known Use of madame

circa 1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for madame

French, from Old French ma dame

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The first known use of madame was circa 1674

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“Madame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/madame. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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madame

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English Language Learners Definition of madame

used like Mrs. as a title for a married Frenchwoman

madame

noun
ma·​dame | \ mə-ˈdam, ma-ˈdam, before a surname also ˈma-dəm \
plural mesdames or madames\ mā-​ˈdäm , -​ˈdam \

Kids Definition of madame

used as a title that means Mrs. for a married woman who is not of an English-speaking nationality

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