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MA US English

Massachusetts (in official postal use)

ma US English

One’s mother

Ma, Yo-Yo US English

(1955-), US cellist; born in France. He made his debut at New York City’s Carnegie Hall at the age of nine and has performed throughout the world with major orchestras

I'ma US English

I’m going to

ma'am US English

A term of respectful or polite address used for a woman

Ma Bell US English

A nickname for the American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation

Rainey, Ma US English

(1886–1939), US blues singer; full name Gertrude Pridgett Rainey. She made over 100 recordings with Louis Armstrong and with her Georgia Jazz Band

ma non troppo US English

See troppo.

wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am US English

Used in reference to sexual activity conducted roughly and quickly, without tenderness

ma non troppo in troppo1 US English

(As a direction) but not too much (used to suggest moderate application of another direction)

schoolmarm US English

A schoolmistress (typically used with reference to a woman regarded as prim, strict, and brisk in manner)

wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am in wham bam US English

Used in reference to sexual activity conducted roughly and quickly, without tenderness