ma

[ mah ]
/ mɑ /

noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. m3,
  2. m3c,
  3. m4,
  4. m5,
  5. m8,
  6. ma chère,
  7. ma'am,
  8. ma'ariv,
  9. ma'mun, al-,
  10. ma, yo-yo

Origin of ma

shortened variant of mama

Ma

[ mah ]
/ mɑ /

noun

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

MA

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

mA

milliampere; milliamperes.

M.A.

1

Origin of M.A.

1
From the Latin word Magister Artium

M.A.

2

Psychology. mental age.
Military Academy.

Rainey

[ rey-nee ]
/ ˈreɪ ni /

noun

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

ma

1
/ (mɑː) /

noun

an informal word for mother 1

the internet domain name for

Morocco

Ma

/ (mɑː) /

noun

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

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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Word Origin and History for ma

ma

1823, childish or colloquial shortening of mamma.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for ma

mA

abbr.

milliampere

MA

abbr.

medical assistant
mental age

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