dame

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin domina

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dame (plural dames)

  1. (UK) The equivalent title to Sir for a female knight.
    Dame Edith Sitwell
  2. (informal, slightly derogatory, US) A woman.
    There ain't nothin' like a dame!
  3. A traditional character in British pantomime, a melodramatic female often played by a man in drag.
  4. (archaic) Lady, woman.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French dame (lady).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /daːmə/, [ˈd̥æːmə], [ˈd̥æːm̩]

Noun[edit]

dame c (singular definite damen, plural indefinite damer)

  1. lady
  2. woman
  3. (card games) queen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin domina

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: da‧me

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dame f (plural dames, diminutive dametje n)

  1. lady
  2. (chess) queen.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin domina

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dame f (plural dames)

  1. A lady
  2. A polite form of address for a woman.
  3. (chess) queen
  4. (card games) queen

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dame f

  1. plural form of dama

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dame

  1. rōmaji reading of だめ

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

dame f, m (definite singular dama or damen, indefinite plural damer, definite plural damene)

  1. lady, woman
  2. (card games) queen

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin domina.

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dame f (oblique plural dames, nominative singular dame, nominative plural dames)

  1. lady; woman

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  • Unlike in modern French, fam usually refers to a wife, while dame refers to a woman.

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Verb[edit]

dame

  1. Compound of the informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of dar, da and the pronoun me: give me!