[mey-juh-ret] /ˌmeɪ dʒəˈrɛt/
See drum majorette
“baton-twirler,” 1941, short for drum-majorette (1938), fem. of drum-major (1590s).
The perfect majorette is a pert, shapely, smiling extrovert, who loves big, noisy crowds and knows how to make those crowds love her. [“Life” magazine, Oct. 10, 1938]
(The article notes that the activity “has been going on for about six years now”).
noun 1. a military officer ranking next below a lieutenant general and next above a brigadier general. noun 1. (military) an officer immediately junior to a lieutenant general
noun, Immunology. 1. . noun 1. the full name for MHC major histocompatibility complex n. Abbr. MHC A chromosomal segment that codes for cell-surface histocompatibility antigens and is the principal determinant of tissue type and transplant compatibility. Also called HLA complex. major histocompatibility complex (mā’jər) A group of genes that code for cell-surface histocompatibility antigens […]
- Major hysteria
major hysteria n. A syndrome characterized by a first stage of aura, a second stage of epileptoid convulsions, a third stage of tonic and clonic spasms, a fourth stage of dramatic behavior, and a fifth stage of delirium.
[mey-jer] /ˈmeɪ dʒər/ noun 1. a commissioned military officer ranking next below a lieutenant colonel and next above a captain. 2. one of superior rank, ability, etc., in a specified class. 3. Education. 4. a person of full legal age (opposed to ). 5. Music. a major interval, chord, scale, etc. 6. the majors. adjective […]