ma'am

[mam, mahm; unstressed muhm]
noun
1.
madam ( def 1 ).
2.
(in Britain) a term used in addressing the queen or a royal princess.

Origin:
1660–70; by contraction

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

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ma'am
also maam, 1660s, colloquial shortening of madam (q.v.). Formerly the ordinary respectful form of address to a married woman; later restricted to the queen, royal princesses, or by servants to their mistresses.
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The baggers in the grocery store all politely called me ma'am.
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