'MA': [ˌɛmˈeɪ]; 'ma', 'Ma': [ˈmɑː]

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ma /mɑ/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  mas. 
  1. Informal Termsmother.

MA,  an abbreviation of:
  1. Massachusetts.

M.A.,  an abbreviation of:
  1. EducationMaster of Arts.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ma  (mä),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termsmother.
  • shortened variant of mama

  1. Massachusetts (approved esp. for use with zip code).
  2. Psychologymental age.

  • Electricitymilliampere;

  • M.A., 
    1. EducationSee  Master of Arts. 
      • Latin Magister Artium
    2. Psychologymental age.
    3. Military Academy.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    ma /mɑː/ n
    1. an informal word for mother1

    MA abbreviation for
    1. Massachusetts
    2. Master of Arts
    3. Military Academy
    Etymology: from French Maroc

    Ma /mɑː/ n
    1. Yo-Yo (ˈjəʊjəʊ). born 1955, US cellist, born in France to Chinese parents

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