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madam

A woman who runs or manages a brothel. The boy spent years tracking down his mother, finally discovering that she was a madam in a small town in California. The notorious madam kept up a rather demure and unassuming façade, but she would as quick kill you as look at you if ever you took liberties in her establishment.

madam

n. the female keeper of a brothel. The cops led the madam away, followed by a parade of you-know-whats.
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION : Starring in the Farmer and His Wife on stage are Meltham Methodist mesdames (from left): F Butterfield, J Steel, H Hall, B Billings, A Berry and F Carter (Examiner pic ref: 54-0313/Kirklees ref: ke 22548).