Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Evil; disease.
  • noun A prefix of Latin origin, through French (equivalent to dys- or caco- of Greek origin), meaning ‘bad,’ and implying usually imperfection or deficiency, and often simply a negative, as in malodor, a bad odor, malfeasance, bad- or wrong-doing, malformation, imperfect shape, maladroit, not adroit, malcontent, not content, etc. The prefix in this form occurs only in words taken from the French, or formed upon the analogies of such.
  • noun An abbreviation
  • noun of Malachi, a book of the Old Testament;
  • noun of Malayan.

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  • noun only in set phrases Illness, affliction.
  • noun surfing A longboard (type of surfboard).

Etymologies

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From French mal ("illness").

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Shortening of malibu

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