YMCA

noun
\ ˌwī-ˌem-(ˌ)sē-ˈā How to pronounce YMCA (audio) \

Definition of YMCA

: an international organization that promotes the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical welfare originally of young men usually used with the a member of the YMCA sometimes shortened informally to the Y

First Known Use of YMCA

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for YMCA

Young Men's Christian Association

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“YMCA.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/YMCA. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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