madame

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noun ma·dame \mə-ˈdam, ma-ˈ, before a surname also ˈma-dəm\

Definition of madame

  1. 1 plural mesdames play \mā-ˈdäm, -ˈdam\ —used as a title equivalent to Mrs. for a married woman not of English-speaking nationality

  2. 2 plural madames :  madam 3

Origin and Etymology of madame

French, from Old French ma dame


First Known Use: circa 1674

Other Forms of Address Terms


MADAME Defined for English Language Learners

madame

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noun ma·dame \mə-ˈdam, ma-ˈ, before a surname also ˈma-dəm\

Definition of madame for English Language Learners

  • —used like Mrs . as a title for a married Frenchwoman


MADAME Defined for Kids

madame

play
noun ma·dame \mə-ˈdam, ma-ˈdam, before a surname also ˈma-dəm\

Definition of madame for Students

plural

mesdames

or

madames

\mā-ˈdäm, -ˈdam\
  1. —used as a title that means Mrs. for a married woman who is not of an English-speaking nationality


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