a Japanese diver, usually a woman, who tends underwater oyster beds used in the cultivation of pearls.
Other definitions for -ama (2 of 3)
variant of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is a disyllable ending in -r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as panorama : rollerama; Futurama.
Other definitions for A.M.A. (3 of 3)
American Management Association.
American Medical Association.
American Motorcycle Association.
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How to use ama in a sentence
In an ad called “Spelling Bee,” a young child spells “Pryor” as “O-B-A-M-A,” to which the judge says, “Close enough.”
Can we not, each one of us, double our gifts to this work in this A. M. A. Jubilee year?
Can any other little A. M. A. girl no older show better use of her time?
British Dictionary definitions for AMA
American Medical Association
Australian Medical Association
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