Short for my (representing the pronunciation used by lawyers in court to refer to or address the judge or a fellow barrister on the same side). m’learned friend
More example sentences
- Have some Madeira, m'Dear!
- I will never leave you M'dear.
- Socks are another area where negative ease can be a good thing (better to fit into your shoes, m'dear).
Definition of m' in:
- The US English dictionary