A shortened version of the word madam, which was formally used when addressing women in the days when etiqute and common curtesy were commonplace.

The term Ma'am is often coupled with the word No, to create the phrase "No Ma'am", which flows off the tounge very well if you have a Southern US accent.
Ma'am: Excuse me officer, could you tell me the route to Texas, I seem to be lost?

Officer: Sorry Ma'am, that is something I am unable to do at this time.
von areyoufrombritish 14. September 2005
Madam.

Also written as ma'am.
BOB: "Have a nice day, maam."
von saint_aura 12. Juni 2006
to call a woman "ma'am," especially when she is (or thinks she is) way too young to be considered one.
(some twenty-something): oh my god, that waiter just ma'amed me.
(a friend): ha ha, you got ma'amed by a guy twice your age!
von LeliW 9. Oktober 2007
a word one would use when addressing HRH Queen Elizabeth II or any British queen.
Queen: congratulations on successfully achieving knighthood.

some toffee-nosed twat: thank you ma'am.
von corpsio 8. Oktober 2005
the ultimate comeback to any statement in which someone attempts to make themselves look cooler than you at your own expense.

tim: john your such a cunt chewing ass chomper!!!!

john:Ma'am?
von b prick 12. März 2009

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