Origin of mag1
- a magpie.
- talk; chatter.
- to talk idly; chatter.
Origin of mag2
shortened form of magpie
- a female given name, form of Margaret.
Origin of mag.
From the Latin word magnus
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Examples from the Web for mag
The pictures are on the front page of the mag and eight further pages inside.First Pap Pics Of Prince George Published
February 4, 2014
An AB is a muscle found on magazine covers, an AD in the mag says Virginia's For Lovers.National Scrabble Day: A Poem So You’ll Know All 101 Two-Letter Words
April 13, 2013
American moviegoers and mag buyers should be given more credit.‘People’ Magazine’s Sexiest White Man Alive: Channing Tatum
November 15, 2012
Enjoy this video of New York Mag's Jonathan Chait explaining the vapidity of the "binders full of women" meme.Mitt's Binders Full of Affirmative Action
October 18, 2012
A source tells the mag: 'Pippa's been summoned for a crisis meeting.Will Pippa Dish?
October 9, 2012
My Aunt Bridget she called me 'Mag' when she didn't make it somethin' worse.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
"Mag's a hungry," in a voice more like scolding than anything else.
And Mag seemed as well content to wait, or rather more so than he was.
Why this should be so large I have no idea nor any means of guessing, for the Mag.
See to No. 10 with all the accuracy possible, for in the Mag.
- informal See magazine
- to talk; chatter
- talk; chatter
C18: from Mag, see magpie
Word Origin and History for mag
"car wheel made of magnesium alloy," 1969. As an abbreviation of magazine, it dates from 1801.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper