WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
mad•ame /məˈdæm, -ˈdɑm/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  mes•dames /meɪˈdæm, -ˈdɑm/.USA pronunciation  [often: Madame]
  1. a French title equivalent to Mrs.:Madame Curie.Abbr.: Mme.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
mad•ame  (mə dam, -däm, ma-; madəm;
Fr. ma dam),USA pronunciation
 n., pl.  mes•dames (mā dam, -däm; Fr. mā dam).USA pronunciation (often cap.)
  1. a French title of respect equivalent to "Mrs.'', used alone or prefixed to a woman's married name or title:Madame Curie.
  2. (in English) a title of respect used in speaking to or of an older woman, esp. one of distinction, who is not of American or British origin. Abbr.: Mme.
  • French; see madam
  • 1590–1600


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

madame /ˈmædəm; French: madam/ n ( pl mesdames /ˈmeɪˌdæm; French: medam/)
  1. a married Frenchwoman: usually used as a title equivalent to Mrs, and sometimes extended to older unmarried women to show respect and to women of other nationalities
Etymology: 17th Century: from French. See madam



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