WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ma'am /mæm, mɑm; unstressed məm/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [often: Ma'am] madam (def. 1).

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ma'am  (mam, mäm; unstressed məm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. madam (def. 1).
  2. British Terms(in Britain) a term used in addressing the queen or a royal princess.
  • by contraction 1660–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

ma'am /mæm; mɑːm; (unstressed) məm/ n
  1. short for madam
Ma'am is used as a title of respect, especially when addressing female royalty

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