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.
by areyoufrombritish September 14, 2005
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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!
by LeliW October 09, 2007
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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.
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acronym for " National Organization of Men Against Amazonian Masterhood " as seen in the tv serie Married with children .
Founded by Al Bundy .
Original members of this club where :Jefferson , Griff, Ike and Officer Dan , Bob Rooney.
NO MA'AM is to men what feminism is to women !
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From Married...with Children. National Organization of Men Against Amazonian Masterhood.
Al Bundy and Friends created NO MA'AM to counteract the efforts of that Chicken Marcy and her feminist clan.
by The Genius April 23, 2005
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being called ma'am. Makes a woman feel old/unattractive. Usually done by young men who don't realize it is insulting
"The waiter just ma'amed me." "I just got ma'med by that hot guy." "I feel awful because I was ma'amed at the gym today."
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