Mme, noun

Forms:
Also with small initial.
Origin:
Sotho, VendaShow more Sotho and Venda.
Among the Sotho and Venda: ‘Mother’ or ‘mother of’, prefixed to the first name of a woman’s child, or used as a title, and usually indicating respect or affection. Cf. Ma- prefix1, Mama sense 1 a, Mma-.
1979 M. Matshoba Call Me Not a Man 73‘What is it now Mme Thandi?’ she inquired when she came to the two women. Mme Thandi was equally confounded.
1980 M. Mutloatse in Forced Landing (Dedication)To mme masediba lilian ngoyi, auntie fatima meer, for their resilience and resourcefulness, black mothers who forever inspire us lost souls.
1993 [see Ntate sense 2].
‘Mother’ or ‘mother of’, prefixed to the first name of a woman’s child, or used as a title, and usually indicating respect or affection.
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