Mam vs. Sir

Mam vs. Sir — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Mam and Sir

Mamnoun

Mum, mom; diminutive of mother.

Sirnoun

Sir Used as an honorific before the given name or the full name of baronets and knights.

Mamnoun

a member of a Mayan people of southwestern Guatemala

Sirnoun

Used as a form of polite address for a man

Don't forget your hat, sir.

Mamnoun

a Mayan language spoken by the Mam people

Sirnoun

Used as a salutation in a letter

Dear Sir or Madam.

Sirnoun

A man of a higher rank or position.

Sirnoun

A respectful term of address to a man of higher rank or position, particularly:

Sirnoun

to a knight or other low member of the peerage.

Just be careful. He gets whingy now if you don't address him as Sir John.

Sirnoun

to a superior military officer.

Sir, yes sir.

Sirnoun

to a teacher.

Here's my report, sir.

Sirnoun

A respectful term of address to any male, especially if his name or proper title is unknown.

Excuse me, sir, do you know the way to the art museum?

Sirnoun

(colloquial) Used as an intensifier after yes or no.

Sir, yes sir.

Sirverb

To address (someone) using "sir".

Sir, yes, sir!
Don't you sir me, private! I work for a living!

Sirnoun

term of address for a man

Sirnoun

a title used before the name of knight or baronet