Madame Definition

mə-dăm, mădəm
A married woman: French title equivalent to Mrs.: used in English as a title of respect for a distinguished woman or generally for any foreign married woman.
Webster's New World
Used as a form of polite address for a woman in a French-speaking area.
American Heritage

Origin of Madame

  • French from Old French ma dame ma my (from Latin mea) (feminine of meus me-1 in Indo-European roots) dame lady (from Latin domina) (feminine of dominus lord, master of a household dem- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French, from Old French ma dame (“my lady").

    From Wiktionary

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