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 Martin Bleets (Music Producer), 89 Gray Street, London NW16 5BL"
  • "Brian : Pepperoni, sir!"
  • "Brian : Yes, sir!"
  • "Readers may like to note that Sir Bear's brother, Rupert Bear, is CEO of the fossil fuel company Black Gold."
  • "Brian : Just a minute, sir, I'm in the middle of a rather important conference call with Europe."
  • "-Sir, why did you wait until the last minute to pay your taxes?"
  • "Brian : But sir, that would be highly unethical!"
  • "Brian : Of course, 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 : Sorry for the delay, sir."

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