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Ma Bell

Syllabification: Ma Bell

Definition of Ma Bell in English:

noun

informal
A nickname for the American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation.
Example sentences
  • It reminds me of the '60s when everyone's goal was to defeat the ‘establishment’ through fairly harmless guerrilla tactics such as not putting a stamp on the envelope when paying a Ma Bell phone bill.
  • We've done this before: to the railroad trusts in the first part of the 20th century, to Ma Bell more recently.

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