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dame / dām/ • n. 1. (Dame) (in the UK) the title given to a woman equivalent to the rank of knight. ∎  a woman holding this title.2. inf. a woman. ∎ archaic or humorous an elderly or mature woman.

dame

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dame †female head or superior; as a form of address or title; †mother, dam XIII; (arch.) lady of the house XIV. — (O)F. :- L. domina fem. corr. to dominus lord.