Definition of "ma'am" [ma'am]
- (noun) Used as a form of polite address for a woman: Will that be cash or charge, ma'am?
Use "ma'am" in a sentence
- "Anyone in harness to her Majesty in one form or another learns to use the term 'ma'am' as in 'charm' or sometimes as in 'jam'."
- "Although we do hear about how distressing it is to be called "ma'am" by a bartender at a "Nineties" party held by ironic hipsters."
- "• The queen is referred to as "your majesty" on the first greeting; in subsequent references, she is to be called "ma'am.""