ma'ams


noun

  1. madam(def 1).
  2. (in Britain) a term used in addressing the queen or a royal princess.

noun

  1. short for madam

also maam, 1660s, colloquial shortening of madam (q.v.). Formerly the ordinary respectful form of address to a married woman; later restricted to the queen and royal princesses or used by servants to their mistresses.

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