English version

dame in Theatre topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdamedame /deɪm/ noun [countable]  1 WOMAN American English old-fashioned informal a woman2 APT British English a humorous female character in a pantomime (=a special play at Christmas) who is played by a man
Examples from the Corpus
dameAnnes is a dame of dubious virtue.But Mrs Pigdon was a sharp-eyed dame for all that.This was not an ordinary room but rather the boudoir of a grande dame.You should have seen the dame!