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Ma'am is a derivation of Madam. Perhaps this term applied to only women of upper classes or nobility.
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What does ma'am mean?

Ma'am is a derivation of madam (madame, my lady) . It is the female equivalent of "sir", an expression of respect, originally toward women of the upper classes or nobility.

How do you spell ma'am?

That is the correct spelling of the word "ma'am" It is a contraction form used in polite address. The actual word is madam.

How does the character in the story Thank you Ma'am act?

\nHe is very daring at first because he takes the risk of stealing the woman's purse, but then gets shy and secretive towards his past when the woman asks him to tell her about his past. He is also a nervous wreck when the woman tells him that she might turn him in jail and wanted to charge out the (MORE)

What does roger lie about in the story thank you ma'am?

i am not even a person who is suppost to be editing this question but my good sir / mam lolz i could tell you that he probably lied because he didnt want to be caught that one thing i can tell the other thing i could tell you is that this could probably didnt want to be penalized remember he just wa (MORE)

How do you say ma'am in french?

You say Madame.. You can abbreviate it to M me but only in writing. The English word "ma'am" translated to French is "madame."

When do i capitalize sir and ma'am?

You will only ever capitalize sir when it is a title. Example: Sir Elton John You will only ma'am when it is the beginning of a sentence (it is never a title). Example: Ma'am, you are dismissed!

What is the theme in thank you ma'am?

The theme in thank you ma'am is kindness. Eventhough that boy tried to steel her purse she still cared enough for him to give him supper and the money he wanted for his shoes.

Does Mrs Jones die in yes Ma'am by Langston Hughes?

She dies a very painful death. Roger started a gang and told them about this. They thought that he wanted her dead. They killed her as she entered her apartment. They shoved a stake knife in her throat and took her money. Once Roger found out about this he went crazy and killed his gang by trapping (MORE)

What is the plural word for ma'am?

In another Q&A on the website, we are told that the plural word for "sir" is "gentlemen." I've used that in many situations and it always seems to fit. To apply the same logic to "ma'am," the plural form would be "ladies." In other words, in the singular form we have sir and ma'am, and in the plural (MORE)

How old is a ma'am?

I would say Ma'am is more of a term of respect than a marker of age, but I'd say once someone's of age, they can be called ma'am naturally, so 18 or older.

How do you say ma'am in spanish?

In Spanish, you would use the word señora , which also can mean "Mrs." No, señora . = No, ma'am. The tilde over the N means it is pronounced like N followed by a Y. Señora is pronounced (seen-YOR-ah).

What is the plural of ma'am?

Ma'am is a contraction of "madam" used in polite address. The plural is mesdames. * Only the informal dialect plural would be ma'ams .

Is it yes ma'am or yes Ma'am?

Ma'am does not have to be capitalized, except where situationally apropriate such as when it is the first word in a sentence.

What is the plot of thank you ma'am?

Roger needs some money to buy shoes. He tries to steal the lady's purse but she grabs him. Instead of punishing him, she brings him home, feeds him, washes him, and gives him $10 for shoes. She forgives him because she can relate to what he is going through.

What is the German word for ma'am?

The German word for Ma'am would be "gnädige Frau", but it`s outdated in Germany, if it`s used at all, then mostly ironically. Actually there isn`t a modern equivalent to "Ma'am" or "Sir" in the German language.

What is the proper way of saying ma'am?

The pronunciation is with a single short A sound (mam), to rhyme with gram and ham. The word ma'am is a contraction of "madam" (polite term of address for a woman, from the French madame ).

When guy calls you ma'am?

I actually wanna know the answer why guys call me ma'am or madame. I personally find it insulting cause it feels like im bossy or something. There are time a guy make fun of me and calls me Ma'am but i know its a joke but recently i cant figure out the reason why. I'm liking a guy and actually got (MORE)

What is the setting in thank you ma'am by Langston Hughes?

Langston Hughes' "Thank You, M'am" contains three main themes: love and trust, forgiveness, and dignity . AfterRoger tries to steal the purse of Mrs. Luella Bates WashingtonJones, the weight of the purse causes Roger to fall down. Joneskicks Roger, picks him up, and drags him to her home. After leav (MORE)

What does the apostrophe in ma'am mean?

Like all apostrophes, there are two things it might be doing: indicating ownership, or signalling the absence of some letters. Since there are letters other than S following it, the apostrophe here is to replace some letters, or a letter. Here, it signals the absence of the letter D; the correct an (MORE)

Did saying yes ma'am and yes sir originate with slavery?

NO! It did not start with slavery! This has been n every European country lanuage for 800 years or more. Sir is an honorific address used as a courtesy title to address a man without using his given name or family name in many English speaking cultures. It is often used in formal corresponden (MORE)

What is the Italian translation of 'Ma'am'?

Signora is an Italian equivalent of the English word "ma'am." Specifically, the Italian word is a feminine noun that means "Ma, Ma'am, Mrs., Ms." It may be preceded by the definite article la ("the") or the indefinite una ("a, one"). The pronunciation is "see-NYOH-rah."

Is yes ma'am and no ma'am a good habit to have?

Well, ma'am, a british slang, is mostly obsolete. It can be used torefer to the Queen if you address her more than once. You shoulduse "her Majesty" the first time, though. In America, it is used asa form of Madam.

How do you pronounce ma'am in German?

Pronounce ma'am as a German would, or pronounce the German word for it? The German word is 'Frau'. It is pronounced [fr-ow], with a rolling 'r' from the front of the mouth and the 'ow'-sound found in 'owl' and 'kapow'.

When to use Ma'am or Madam in a formal letter?

You don't use ma'am because you say that verbally (verbally means actually saying it) and you say madam in a letters...... thank you for putting the question on answer.com because i gave been waiting donkey yrs to answer dis question see ya

Is ma'am a pronoun?

No, the word "ma'am" is a contraction of the noun "madam", a word used to address an adult female; a word for aperson. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun in a sentence. Example: Excuse me ma'am but you left your gloves onthe counter. (the pronouns 'you' and 'your' take the p (MORE)