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1Massachusetts (in official postal use)
2Master of Arts.‘David Jones, MA’degree holder, person with a degreeView synonyms
One's mother.‘I didn't want to make trouble for my ma’
- ‘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 drank too much wine and smoked too much.’
- ‘My ma called to ask if we're having a cake.’
Early 19th century: abbreviation of mama.
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