42 Words- Dames

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Now this is one broad theme, you can go in so many directions its isn’t funny but for those who might be perplexed the official definition of a dame is as follows:

1. The official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire, equivalent to that of a knight.

2. The official title of the wife of a knight or baronet.

3. A form of address to any woman of rank or authority.

4. A matronly woman of advanced age; matron.

5. A term used to refer to a woman:Some dame cut me off and almost caused an accident.

6. Ecclesiastical. a title of a nun in certain orders.

7. A mistress of a dame-school.


Hey, do I look old to you?

Don’t call me ma’am or dame!

I maybe matronly and a bit on the shady side of fifty but I strongly object to the title you’ve conferred on me.

And you’re no spring chicken yourself!


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13 thoughts on “42 Words- Dames

  1. I was brought up to say sir and ma’am… I tend to do that to everyone out of respect (older and younger than me) but I have never used dame. Sounds like a term from prohibition days.

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