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ma

[mah]
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noun Informal.
  1. mother1.
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Origin of ma

shortened variant of mama

mas.

  1. masculine.
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Related Words

grandmother, parent, mommy, mum, matron, matriarch, mama, ma, mumsy, master, AM, IQ

Examples from the Web for mas

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Historical Examples

  • The loving relations between me and Mas' Tommy were broken up.

    My Bondage and My Freedom

    Frederick Douglass

  • Give my love to Mas'r, and dear good Missis, and everybody in the place!

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Mas'r and Tom pelted the poor drowning creature with stones.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • I'd rather go to torment, and get away from Mas'r and Missis.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Just then a negro boy entered, and announced that Mas'r's room was ready.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe


British Dictionary definitions for mas

mas

noun
  1. Caribbean a carnival
  2. music played for a carnival, or a band playing this
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Word Origin

C20: from masquerade

ma1

noun
  1. an informal word for mother 1
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ma2

the internet domain name for
  1. Morocco
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Ma

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

abbreviation for
  1. Massachusetts
  2. Master of Arts
  3. psychol mental age
  4. Military Academy
  5. Morocco (international car registration)
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Word Origin

from French Maroc
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Word Origin and History for mas

ma

1823, childish or colloquial shortening of mamma.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

mas in Medicine

mA

abbr.
  1. milliampere
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MA

abbr.
  1. medical assistant
  2. mental age
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