dame: Word of the day for December 9, 2018 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

dame , n :
(Britain) Usually capitalized as Dame: a title equivalent to Sir for a female knight.
(Britain) A matron at a school, especially Eton College.
(Britain, theater) In traditional pantomime: a melodramatic female often played by a man in drag.
(US, dated, informal, slightly derogatory) A woman.
(archaic) A lady, a woman.
English actress Dame Judi Dench was born on this day in 1934. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1988.