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MA British & World English

Massachusetts (in official postal use)

ma British & World English

One’s mother

Ma, Yo-Yo British & World 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 British & World English

I’m going to

ma'am British & World English

A term of respectful or polite address used for:

Ma'dan British & World English

A member of a semi-nomadic people inhabiting the area around Lake Hammar in south-eastern Iraq; a Marsh Arab.

Ma Bell British & World English

A nickname for the American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation

ma'abara British & World English

A transitional settlement for immigrants to Israel. Chiefly historical.

Ma State British & World English

The state of New South Wales.

Rainey, Ma British & World 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-and-pa British & World English

Denoting a small business, especially a shop, owned and operated by a couple or family; (in extended use) applied to other similarly small-scale commercial enterprises.

ma nishtana British & World English

The four questions in the Passover Haggadah traditionally asked by the youngest member of a Jewish household on Seder Night, the answers to which explain the meaning of the ceremonies; this part of the Passover celebrations.

wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am British & World English

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

pirr maw British & World English

Chiefly Irish English (northern). A tern, especially the common tern, Sterna hirundo, and the roseate tern, S. dougallii.

malesh British & World English

‘No matter!’, ‘never mind!’ Also as noun: indifference, slackness.

Nyingma British & World English

Of, relating to, or designating a Buddhist lineage which is believed to be the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Makololo British & World English

A member of an African people now living in Zambia near the junction of the Zambezi and Kafue rivers.

pickmaw British & World English

The black-headed gull, Larus ridibundus. Formerly also: †a tern (genus Sterna) (obsolete).

schoolmarm British & World English

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

mashallah British & World English

In Muslim countries, expressing praise or resignation: ‘(this is) what God wills’. Later also in extended use.

Easter-mangiant British & World English

The green leaves and stems of the plant bistort (Persicaria bistorta), used as a vegetable, and especially as an ingredient in a Cumbrian herb and vegetable dish formerly traditionally eaten at Easter.

prick-me-dainty British & World English

Excessively or affectedly precise in matters of dress or personal appearance; excessively particular or fastidious.

wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am in wham-bam British & World English

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