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noun Informal.
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Origin of ma

Shortened variant of mama

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Other definitions for ma (2 of 6)

Ma
[ mah ]
/ mɑ /

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

Other definitions for ma (3 of 6)

MA

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

Other definitions for ma (4 of 6)

mA

milliampere; milliamperes.

Other definitions for ma (5 of 6)

M.A.1

abbreviation

Origin of M.A.

1
From Latin Magister Artium

Other definitions for ma (6 of 6)

M.A.2

abbreviation
Psychology. mental age.
Military Academy.
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How to use ma in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ma (1 of 4)

ma1
/ (mɑː) /

noun
an informal word for mother 1

British Dictionary definitions for ma (2 of 4)

ma2

the internet domain name for
Morocco

British Dictionary definitions for ma (3 of 4)

Ma
/ (mɑː) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for ma (4 of 4)

MA

abbreviation for
Massachusetts
Master of Arts
psychol mental age
Military Academy
Morocco (international car registration)

Word Origin for MA

from French Maroc
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