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ma

[mah] /mɑ/
noun, Informal.
1.
mother1 .
Origin of ma
shortened variant of mama

mas.

1.
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  • 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

/mɑːs/
noun
1.
(Caribbean) a carnival
2.
music played for a carnival, or a band playing this
Word Origin
C20: from masquerade

ma1

/mɑː/
noun
1.
an informal word for mother1

ma2

abbreviation
1.
Morocco

Ma

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

MA

abbreviation
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
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mas in Medicine

mA abbr.
milliampere

MA or M.A.
abbr.
mental age

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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