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Definition of ma:

  1. A child's word for mother.
  2. But; - used in cautionary phrases; as, Vivace, ma non troppo presto ( i. e., lively, but not too quick).
  3. In Oriental countries, a respectful form of address given to a woman; mother.


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Usage examples:

  • I hear ma wife call me.

    - "Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis", H. Irving Hancock.
  • She hated leaving Pop and Ma.

    - "The Underpup", I. A. R. Wylie.
  • " Comme ma poche," said Peter.

    - "The Cardinal's Snuff-Box", Henry Harland.