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Dictionary Definition

dame

Noun

1 informal terms for a (young) woman [syn: doll, wench, skirt, chick, bird]
2 a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady" [syn: madam, ma'am, lady, gentlewoman]

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English

Etymology

Via Middle English and Old French from Latin domina

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. the equivalent title to Sir for a female knight
    Dame Edith Sitwell
  2. informal South Pacific Slightly derogatory way of referring to a woman.
    There ain't nothin' like a dame!
  3. Lady, woman.

Synonyms

  • see

Translations

archaic: lady, woman
  • Hindi: Urath
equivalent title to Sir for a female knight
slightly derogatory way of referring to a woman

Related terms

Danish

Noun

dame

Dutch

Noun

dame

French

Etymology

From Latin domina

Pronunciation

  • [daːm]

Noun

fr-noun f
  1. A lady
  2. A polite form of address for a woman.
  3. queen
  4. queen

Italian

Noun

dame
  1. Plural of dama

Japanese

see damena

Noun

  1. 駄目: no good; useless; hopeless

Norwegian

Noun

no-noun-c dam

Spanish

Verb

dame!
  1. give me!
    dame is the second-person familiar imperative of dar, "to give", with the suffixed first-person singular indirect object pronoun me, "me".

Extensive Definition

Dame meaning "lady"; entered Middle English from Latin domina, mistress, via French dame, (/dam/).
A Dame may be:
dame in Danish: Dame
dame in German: Dame
dame in French: Dame
dame in Dutch: Dame
dame in Low German: Daam
dame in Russian: Дама
dame in Slovak: Dáma
dame in Finnish: Dame

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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