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mag1

[mag] /mæg/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin
shortened form

mag2

[mag] /mæg/
noun
1.
a magpie.
2.
talk; chatter.
verb (used without object), magged, magging.
3.
to talk idly; chatter.
Origin
shortened form of magpie

Mag

[mag] /mæg/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Margaret.

mag.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
(in prescriptions) large.
Origin
< Latin magnus
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Examples from the web for mag
  • Specialty, highgrade car wheels of magnesium alloy are called mag wheels.
British Dictionary definitions for mag

mag1

/mæɡ/
noun
1.
(informal) See magazine

mag2

/mæɡ/
verb mags, magging, magged
1.
to talk; chatter
noun
2.
talk; chatter
Word Origin
C18: from Mag, see magpie

mag.

abbreviation
1.
magazine
2.
magnitude
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Word Origin and History for mag

"car wheel made of magnesium alloy," 1969. As an abbreviation of magazine, it dates from 1801.

Mag

common pet form of the fem. proper name Margaret, attested since Middle English. Cf. magpie.

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Slang definitions & phrases for mag

mag

noun
  1. A magazine (1801+)
  2. A magneto (1920+)
  3. A car wheel made of a magnesium alloy (1960s+)
verb

To search someone with a magnetometer device: no unscheduled stops and limited contact with people who haven't been magged (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for mag

mag

magazine

mag.

  1. magnet
  2. magnetism
  3. magneto
  4. magnitude
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