mag

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Origin of mag

1
shortened form

mag

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

Origin of mag

2
shortened form of magpie

Mag

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

mag.

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

Origin of mag.

From the Latin word magnus
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mag

1
noun
  1. informal See magazine

mag

2
verb mags, magging or magged
  1. to talk; chatter
noun
  1. talk; chatter

Word Origin for mag

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.

Mag

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

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