Definition Sir

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Definition

Sir: adult male, man; a polite, respectful way of addressing a male superior
noun
yes, sir
Dear Sir (in a letter) "Sir" is used as a polite term when the man's name is not known or not important
Sir Connery "Sir" is the title because he was knighted by the Queen

Madam (ma'am): a polite way to address a woman
noun
Dear Madam (in a letter) "Madam" is used as a polite term when the woman's name is not known or not important

Examples

  • "-Sir, why did you wait until the last minute to pay your taxes?"
  • "Readers may like to note that Sir Bear's brother, Rupert Bear, is CEO of the fossil fuel company Black Gold."
  • "Brian : But sir, that would be highly unethical!"
  • "From now on the first thing and the last thing I want to hear out of your mouths is "Sir"."
  • "Brian : Of course, sir, the new factory in Spain: it's going to be the biggest and most modern manufacturing plant in the world!"
  • "Brian : Right away sir."
  • "Brian : Yes sir, very well."
  • "Brian : Yes sir."
  • "Sir Martin Bleets (Music Producer), 89 Gray Street, London NW16 5BL"
  • "Journalist 1 : How many times, sir?"

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