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I was brought up in a household with sir and ma'am.
Darrell Issa

Meaning of "ma'am" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MA'AM

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MA'AM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ma'am is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MA'AM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Madam

Madam, or madame /ˈmædəm/, is a polite form of address for women, often contracted to "ma'am". The abbreviation is "Mme" and the plural is mesdames. The term was borrowed from the French madame, which means "my lady".

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MA'AM

ma
Ma´ariv
maa
maar
maare
Maarianhamina
maas
Maastricht
Maastricht Treaty
maatjes
Mab
mabe
mabela
Mabinogion
Mabuse
mac
Mac.
macaberesque
macabre
macabrely

WORDS THAT END LIKE MA'AM

Adam
am
Amsterdam
cam
cream
dam
dream
Islam
jam
Nam
on the beam
program
ram
sam
spam
steam
stream
tam
team
Vietnam

Synonyms and antonyms of ma'am in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ma'am» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MA'AM

Find out the translation of ma'am to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ma'am from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ma'am» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

往事如烟
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

señora
570 millions of speakers

English

ma´am
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महोदया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سيدتي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мэм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

senhora
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঠাকরূণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

madame
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Puan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gnädige Frau
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

お嬢さん
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ma´am
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thưa bà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அம்மையாரே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बाई
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Majesteleri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

signora
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

proszę pani
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мем
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

doamnă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κυρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mevrou
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

frun
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ma´am
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ma'am

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MA'AM»

The term «ma'am» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.446 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MA'AM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ma'am

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2 QUOTES WITH «MA'AM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ma'am.
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Darrell Issa
I was brought up in a household with sir and ma'am.
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Tim McGraw
I live in a house with four women. Just shut up and say, Yes, ma'am.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MA'AM»

Discover the use of ma'am in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ma'am and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ma'am Anna: The Remarkable Story of a Human Trafficking Rescuer
Human trafficking has infiltrated not only the international community but the United States. Ma'am Anna is a modern-day abolitionist and hero.
Anna Rodriguez, Mike Josephson, 2013
2
Anything for you, ma'am: an IITian's love story
"Tejas can't help falling madly in love with his sister's beautiful best friend Shreya even though she lives at the other end of the nation, in Chennai and he would and anything for her even jeopardize his career to travel the length of the ...
Tushar Raheja, 2006
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Ma'am Jones of the Pecos
"An unusual story of an American pioneer woman who used a needle, skillet, orgun, as needed, and who tended the dying during frontier wars or outbreaks ofequally deadly diseases."--"The Old Bookaroos."
‎1973
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Just the facts, ma'am: the authorized biography of Jack Webb
Just the Facts, Ma'am is an absorbing account of his rise from poverty to television producer and his legacy of gritty realism that lives on today.
Daniel Moyer, Eugene Alvarez, 2001
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Menopause: Just The Facts, Ma'am!: Just the Facts, Ma'am!
Menopause is a very complex and confusing subject. It's about time truly authoritative experts wrote a readable, comprehensive, up-to-date, and understandable 2006 guidebook not for other doctors, but for the menopausal woman herself.
Neil C. Boland and Linda LaVelle, 2010
6
Just Don't Call Me Ma'am: How I Ditched the South, Forgot My ...
Anna Mitchael is like a lot of the women you know.
Anna Mitchael, 2013
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Just the facts, ma'am: a writer's guide to investigators and ...
Part of the Howdunit Series,Just the Facts Ma'am is written by a professional in the field.
Greg Fallis, 1998
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"No Ma'am, No Negroes Here at All": African Americans in ...
In the years after the Civil War, African Americans throughout Arkansas and the South were moving partially to fulfill their dreams of equality, education, freedom of religion, and landownership.
Jennifer S. Koenig, 2009
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Yes Ma'am, No Sir: The 12 Essential Steps for Success in Life
YES MA'AM, N (3» SIR T lie Essential Slaps/(5r Success in L (/20, _ .. ' w: 'I , _ u -' I , :. '\ I" .' 2;." Li.“ 1 ' u a ' “Q '7' i. . _ 0 I I, -. I I . \ _ _ C O Q "as . A i EfJ THE INSPIRATION FOR THE BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE COACH CARTER 7;; YES MA' AM, ...
Coach Carter, 2012
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Fred: At Your Service, Ma'am
Lauren Singer of Cape Town was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis nearly 15 years ago. For the past eight years, her closest companion has been Fred, a Golden Retriever trained as a guide-dog.
Lauren Singer, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MA'AM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ma'am is used in the context of the following news items.
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Police: Ex-Buffalo player's mistress kills his wife then self | FOX Sports
Chester said she heard Barnett talking to the woman: ''Don't hurt me, ma'am! I don't know you!'' Then she asked, ''Are you Lisa Brown?''. «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
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2 Men Charged With Animal Cruelty, Dog Recovering …
“Oh yes ma'am, yes ma'am,I mean If we were abusing our animals then take our dogs but we're not abusing our animals,” he said. Animal ... «NewsChannel5.com, Jul 15»
3
'Illegal Activity' Fine Print Leaves Some Insured, but Uncovered …
“I said, 'Please ma'am, don't turn my son into a statistic. He needs care.'” Two days later, the company denied coverage for Mr. Bird's medical ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
No 'political' questions allowed at Guinta town hall | Politics - WMUR …
Ma'am, ma'am, you cannot discuss that here,” Meaney immediately told her. “We have a federal charter here and I ask the congressman not to ... «WMUR Manchester, Jul 15»
5
Gangs and guns fuel Chicago's summer surge of violence - PBS
DERAIL SMITH, Pastor, Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer: He was brought up in a traditional type family where it was yes, sir, yes, ma'am, and ... «PBS NewsHour, Jul 15»
6
Illinois Department of Corrections needs innovation
SPRINGFIELD – “Ma'am I've got some good news for you. Your grandson is being released from prison.” I made that phone call about 15 years ... «Reboot Illinois, Jul 15»
7
Queen Nazi salute leads to fawning and frothing from national press …
Its fawning editorial, “Ma'am, we know you are no Nazi”, grovelled: “We understand the Queen's feeling of betrayal … But when the fuss dies ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Monday's roundup: NFL revenue-sharing pool grows 21%
Chester said she heard Barnett talking to the woman: “Don't hurt me, ma'am! I don't know you!” Then she asked, “Are you Lisa Brown?” Chester ... «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
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The Lovely Wedding | Chef Rossi - Huffington Post
Ma'am!" "Bring more!" she demanded. One waiter with a tray of beef satay took two steps out of the kitchen and was tackled by the groom's ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Nina In New York: A Toast From The Flower Girl « CBS New York
Oh! You in the front, yes, you ma'am, with the pink sparkly dress and the coat that looks like a dog I'd like to hug. Hi. I like your sparkly and your ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ma'am [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/maam>. Jan 2021 ».
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