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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ma'am mean? 

MA'AM (noun)
  The noun MA'AM has 1 sense:

1. a woman of refinement

  Familiarity information: MA'AM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MA'AM (noun)

Sense 1ma'am [BACK TO TOP]


A woman of refinement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


gentlewoman; ma'am; madam; dame; lady

Context example:

a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady

Hypernyms ("ma'am" is a kind of...):

adult female; woman (an adult female person (as opposed to a man))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ma'am"):

grande dame (a middle-aged or elderly woman who is stylish and highly respected)

madame (title used for a married Frenchwoman)

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