I appreciate "ma'am" comes less naturally to the American tongue than "ma'am" but we make allowances for our guests from overseas.
ma'am, in the leopard dress," he announces over a stolen police car PA system, "you have an incredible rack.
To which one can only reply, then maybe you should have formally made her a princess, ma'am, not a duchess.
I am going to leave your house, ma'am; and I wish to settle any little arrears of rent, &c.
Oh, ma'am—you're very polite—I feel it a great compliment, I assure you.
"You speak with a good deal of judgment, ma'am," said he, with the air of a recognised authority on wisdom.
If you think that, ma'am, it's very cruel and unkind of you to send me away.
Why, ma'am, I made ten thousand pounds by selling the beastliest lemonade you ever tasted for gold-dust at the mines.
I came to see, ma'am, whether you'd take me back, as I 'aven't got Baby now.
"Yes, ma'am, it's a fine evening for a row," said the faithful Charles.
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 and royal princesses or used by servants to their mistresses.