Part of speech: noun

Plural of MADAME.

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Usage examples "mesdames":

  1. " Mesdames," I said, and was gratified to see that they followed my dramatic exit with eyes of appreciation and of wonder. - "Castles in the Air", Baroness Emmuska Orczy.
  2. We do not see you at the Court, mesdames? - "Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories", Ouida.
  3. To her surprise Eau Clair, standing beside her, said as follows: Charmantes Demoiselles, Mesdames et Messieurs: It has been a time honoured custom in our family for generations, that on the heir to the estate attaining his majority, on his throwing off the careless garb of garcon, and donning the somewhat grave habiliments, taking up the corner of his dress- coat with a smile, of the man. - "A Heart-Song of To-day", Annie Gregg Savigny.