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massa

[ mas-uh ]
/ ˈmæs ə /
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noun Southern U.S.
(used in representation of Southern Black speech, especially in the era of slavery) master.
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Also mars, marse [mahrs] /mɑrs/ .

Origin of massa

First recorded in 1570–80 as mas;marse was first recorded in 1765–75; shortening and alteration of master

Other definitions for massa (2 of 2)

Massa
[ mahs-sah ]
/ ˈmɑs sɑ /

noun
a city in W Italy, near the Ligurian Sea: important marble industry.
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British Dictionary definitions for massa

Massa
/ (Italian ˈmassa) /

noun
a town in W Italy, in NW Tuscany. Pop: 66 769 (2001)
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