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mag1

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noun Informal.
  1. magazine.
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Origin of mag1

shortened form

mag2

[mag]British Dialect
noun
  1. a magpie.
  2. talk; chatter.
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verb (used without object), magged, mag·ging.
  1. to talk idly; chatter.
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Origin of mag2

shortened form of magpie

Mag

[mag]
noun
  1. a female given name, form of Margaret.
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mag.

  1. magazine.
  2. magnetism.
  3. magneto.
  4. magnitude.
  5. (in prescriptions) large.
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Origin of mag.

From the Latin word magnus
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Related Words

journal, magazine, quarterly, monthly, mag, weekly, rag, sheet, review, slick, number, paper, newspaper, serial, throwaway

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British Dictionary definitions for mag

mag1

noun
  1. informal See magazine
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mag2

verb mags, magging or magged
  1. to talk; chatter
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noun
  1. talk; chatter
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Word Origin

C18: from Mag, see magpie

mag.

abbreviation for
  1. magazine
  2. magnitude
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Word Origin and History for mag

"car wheel made of magnesium alloy," 1969. As an abbreviation of magazine, it dates from 1801.

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Mag

common pet form of the fem. proper name Margaret, attested since Middle English. Cf. magpie.

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