IRC/AIM/E-Mail ancronym for 'Might As Well'. Often typed in lowercase:

Celery464: Well, I maw be going, later

MAW is shortform of Masters At Work, house producer / dj duo from New York, namely Louie Vega and Kenny Gonzales. Also name of their own record label. Masters At Work are celebrating this year their tenth year in music business (1990-2000). Name Masters At Work was originally used by Todd Terry, another house fellow.

Glaswegian word for "mother". Commonly heard in the phrase "yer maw".

Maw (?), n. [See Mew a gull.] Zool.

A gull.

 

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Maw, n. [OE. mawe, AS. maga stomach; akin to D. maag, OHG. mago, G. magen, Icel. magi, Sw. mage, Dan. mave. .]

1.

A stomach; the receptacle into which food is taken by swallowing; in birds, the craw; -- now used only of the lower animals, exept humorously or in contempt.

Chaucer.

Bellies and maws of living creatures. Bacon.

2.

Appetite; inclination.

[Obs.]

Unless you had more maw to do me good. Beau. & Fl.

Fish maw. Zool. See under Fish.

 

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Maw, n.

An old game at cards.

Sir A. Weldon.

 

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