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Definition of madam noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[singular] (formal) used when speaking or writing to a woman in a formal or business situation Can I help you, madam? Dear Madam (= used like Dear Sir in a letter)
  2. 2used before an official title to address or refer to a woman holding that rank or position Madam President Madam Ambassador
  3. 3[countable] a woman who is in charge of the prostitutes in a brothel
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: madam