(noun, verb)


1. a woman of refinement

Similar word(s): dame, gentlewoman, lady

Definition categories: person, woman

2. a woman who runs a house of prostitution

Definition categories: person, businesswoman

Sentences with madam as a noun:

- Mrs Grey wondered if the outfit she was trying on made her look fat. The sales assistant just said, “It suits you, madam”.

- Later, Mrs Grey was sitting in her favourite tea shop. “Would madam like the usual cream cakes and patisserie with her tea?” the waitress asked.

- Selina kept pushing and shoving during musical chairs. The nursery school teacher said she was a bad-tempered little madam.

- After she grew too old to work as a prostitute, she became a madam.


1. (transitive) To address as "madam".