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Word of the day for December 9
dame n
  1. (Britain) Usually capitalized as Dame: a title equivalent to Sir for a female knight.
  2. (Britain) A matron at a school, especially Eton College.
  3. (Britain, theater) In traditional pantomime: a melodramatic female often played by a man in drag.
  4. (US, dated, informal, slightly derogatory) A woman.
  5. (archaic) A lady, a woman.

PointingHand.svg 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.

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