Definition of MA in English:

MA

  • 1Massachusetts (in official postal use)

  • 2Master of Arts.

    ‘David Jones, MA’
    degree holder, person with a degree
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  • 3Psychology
    Mental age.

  • 4Military Academy.

Pronunciation:

MA

/ˌem ˈā/

Definition of ma in English:

ma

noun

informal
  • 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.’

Origin

Early 19th century: abbreviation of mama.

Pronunciation:

ma

/mä/