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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.
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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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