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[mah]
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noun Informal.
  1. mother1.

Origin of ma

shortened variant of mama

mas.

  1. masculine.
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Examples from the Web for mas

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Historical Examples

  • The loving relations between me and Mas' Tommy were broken up.

    My Bondage and My Freedom

    Frederick Douglass

  • Give my love to Mas'r, and dear good Missis, and everybody in the place!

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Mas'r and Tom pelted the poor drowning creature with stones.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • I'd rather go to torment, and get away from Mas'r and Missis.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Mas'r Haley 's a-restin' at the tavern; he's drefful fatigued, Missis.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe


British Dictionary definitions for mas

mas

noun
  1. Caribbean a carnival
  2. music played for a carnival, or a band playing this

Word Origin

C20: from masquerade

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 mas

ma

1823, childish or colloquial shortening of mamma.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

mas in Medicine

mA

abbr.
  1. milliampere

MA

abbr.
  1. medical assistant
  2. mental age
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