madam the female keeper of

madam the female keeper of
   a brothel
   The lady of the house1 from the days of Shakespeare's Madam Mitigation (Measure for Measure) onwards:
    'What can I do for you, Madam?' 'Miss,' she said. 'In my country a lady doesn't like being mistaken for a madam.' (Deighton, 1978)

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