the YMCA

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: an international organization originally for young men that provides social programs, a place for athletic activities, etc., for the people in a community : Young Men's Christian Association often used before another noun a YMCA membership also : the building owned and operated by the YMCA We play basketball every weekend at the YMCA.

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