Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting a Spaniard of the lower classes, who is a gaily dressed dandy. The feminine is maja.

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Examples

  • A day after policy makers pledged to make the currency more flexible amid growing international pressure, China's central bank said Sunday there would not be a one-off adjustment in the yuan exchange rate in an attempt to assuage fears of a majo

    World Leaders React to Yuan Plan

  • Shares of Chinese coal producers lost ground after the National Development and Reform Commission announced on Friday that it has asked majo

    Asia Mixed; Nikkei Falls

  • The minutes showed that a majo rity of members on the nine-member MPC took the view that the balance of risks hadn ' t altered decisively, and that it was appropriate to maintain the current, highly expansionary stance of monetary policy.

    BOE Sees Less Need for Stimulus

  • Macs have extremely high customer satisfaction, according to most majo r surveys, better built-in software and, perhaps most important, they aren ' t susceptible to the vast majority of malicious software, a particular problem on college campuses that can cost money and time and risk losing work.

    Mossberg

  • A majo part of the problem with carbon taxes is that they would be effectively hidden, buried in the cost of literally everything.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Rewewable Energy Shortfalls:

  • Whoever scores highest will be looking for a running mate with the right mix of strategic connections and political majo (ph).

    CNN Transcript Feb 28, 2004

  • She was well matched by a brother, nearly about her own age; they were perfect models of the Andalusian majo and maja.

    The Alhambra

  • There were groups of fine-looking young men in the trim fanciful Andalusian costume, with brown cloaks, thrown about them in true Spanish style, which cannot be imitated, and little round majo hats stuck on with a peculiar knowing air.

    The Alhambra

  • The site the only example in the world - apart from cultural parks - that is set wholly within a majo urban metropolitan area.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • There's a real -- it -- I really got that same sense in both Washington and in Africa, that there is this great sense of victimization, this great sense that the world, the white world, is out to oppress the black majo -- the black minority in the world.

    Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa

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