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Mme, noun

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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.
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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