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1Massachusetts (in official postal use).
2Master of Arts.‘David Jones, MA’degree holder, person with a degreeView synonyms
3Morocco (international vehicle registration).
One's mother.‘I want my ma’[as name] ‘it was Ma's favourite song’
- ‘My ma drank too much wine and smoked too much.’
- ‘One of my Ma's friends came up with a second broken chicken crate she'd found rotting in a field in Linden, on the other side of St. George Avenue.’
- ‘My ma called to ask if we're having a cake.’
Early 19th century: shortening of mama.
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