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damedame /deΙͺm/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 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
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dameβ€’ Annes is a dame of dubious virtue.β€’ But Mrs Pigdon was a sharp-eyed dame for all that.β€’ This was not an ordinary room but rather the boudoir of a grande dame.β€’ You should have seen the dame!
DameDame noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š NAME OF A PERSONa British title given to a woman as an honour for achievement or for doing good things, or a woman who has this title β†’ Sir πŸ”Š Dame Judi Dench πŸ”Š She was made a Dame in 1992.
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Dameβ€’ Both Dames Elizabeth and Martha were deaf, so whatever you said or how you said it would not cause any alarm.β€’ But Margaret knew nothing about it, and therefore she could hardly feel that she was a real Dame.
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