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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MA

Both your ma and Pishy has got more out of it than you have.

"I'll attend to these things, ma," said Percival, rather suddenly.

Now say, 'Emma, you are one in a million, and a cook besides.'

Ma nearly had a spasm, but she liked the looks of things when we had finished.

"She'd have to go to an academy first to get fitten for it," said Ma.

Your ma didn't want to go, but he wouldn't let her stay, and so she went, too.

The MacDermotts have owned this shop a powerful while, as your ma tells you many's a time.

Died this mornin' and your ma's been holding him just like that.

I don't know what my da and ma'll say to me at all when they hear about it.

John answered, using the word "ma," now that he was alone with his mother.

WORD ORIGIN

1823, childish or colloquial shortening of mamma.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MA

mental age

noundegree of mental development
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