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How do you spell mam as in yes mam?
May 28, 2012 4:14PM
ma'am (it is madam with an apostrophe to indicate the omitted sound).
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.