mc

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abbreviation (1)

1
megacycle
2
millicurie

MC

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noun

plural MCs
1
: master of ceremonies
… the MC for the event kept the crowd engaged every second of the way.Joseph Goodman
2
: a performer of rap music : emcee, rapper
The Staten Island supergroup [Wu-Tang Clan] contains four of the best MCs—Ghostface Killah, GZA, Chef Raekwon, and Method Man—to ever pick up a microphone.Ken Capobianco
sometimes used as a title in the stage names of rappers
MC Lyte
MC Hammer
"My crew and I tested a lot of names. There was MC Latifah and Latifah Love. We landed on 'Queen'…"Queen Latifah, quoted in Parade

MC

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verb

MCed; MCing; MCs

transitive + intransitive

1
: to perform the role of a master of ceremonies : to act as MC for
Nathaniel had even gotten to MC a virtual town hall, where students said they wanted the city to invest its school cop dollars into counselors, librarians and restorative justice coordinators.Mila Koumpilova
… at 18 she worked three jobs—teaching dance, hostessing at a restaurant and MCing at bar mitzvahs …Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
2
: to perform rap music : rap entry 6
For up-and-coming rappers, a radio show freestyle is often a litmus test, and in 2019, Milli Bucks passed with flying colors. Even though she had just started MCing a year prior, she calmly conjured bar after bar …Heven Haile
Andre Thomas … volunteers for two hours a day … working behind the mixing desk as teenagers record their own rap and MCing tracks.Alistair Kleebauer

MC

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abbreviation (2)

member of Congress

Mc

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symbol

Mc-

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prefix

mək;
,
 before forms beginning with  k,
 or  g
used to indicate an inexpensive, convenient, or easy but usually low-quality or commercialized version of something specified
McBook

Examples of mc in a Sentence

Noun when we needed an impromptu MC at the wedding reception, my brother volunteered

Word History

Etymology

Prefix

McDonald's, chain of fast food restaurants

First Known Use

Noun

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mc was in 1790

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Cite this Entry

“Mc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mc. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

mc

1 of 2 abbreviation
1
megacycle
2
millicurie

MC

2 of 2 abbreviation
1
medical corps
2
[New Latin magister chirurgiae] master of surgery
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