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ma

[mah]
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noun Informal.
  1. mother1.

Origin of ma

shortened variant of mama

Ma

[mah]
noun
  1. Yo-Yo [yoh-yoh] /ˈyoʊ yoʊ/, born 1955, U.S. cellist, born in Paris of Chinese descent.

MA

  1. Massachusetts (approved especially for use with zip code).
  2. Psychology. mental age.

mA

  1. milliampere; milliamperes.

M.A.1

  1. Master of Arts.

Origin of M.A.1

From the Latin word Magister Artium

M.A.2

  1. Psychology. mental age.
  2. Military Academy.

Rainey

[rey-nee]
noun
  1. GertrudeMa, 1886–1939, U.S. blues singer.
  2. Joseph Hayne [heyn] /heɪn/, 1832–87, U.S. politician: first black congressman 1870–79.
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British Dictionary definitions for ma

ma1

noun
  1. an informal word for mother 1

ma2

the internet domain name for
  1. Morocco

Ma

noun
  1. Yo-Yo (ˈjəʊjəʊ). born 1955, US cellist, born in France to Chinese parents

MA

abbreviation for
  1. Massachusetts
  2. Master of Arts
  3. psychol mental age
  4. Military Academy
  5. Morocco (international car registration)

Word Origin

from French Maroc
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Word Origin and History for ma

1823, childish or colloquial shortening of mamma.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

ma in Medicine

mA

abbr.
  1. milliampere

MA

abbr.
  1. medical assistant
  2. mental age
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