Definition of


  1. (noun, person) informal terms for a mother
  2. (noun, communication) a master's degree in arts and sciences
  3. (noun, quantity) one thousandth of an ampere
  4. (noun, location) a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Ma

Hypernyms: current unit, female parent, master's degree, mother

Origin of the word Ma

  1. 1823, childish or colloquial shortening of mamma. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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