YMCA


YMCA
abbr. Young Men's Christian Association.

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Young Men's Christian Association.
Also, Y.M.C.A.

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abbrev
Young Men's Christian Association

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Y.M.C.A. or YMCA (no periods),
Young Men's Christian Association (an organization for promoting the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social well-being of young men, founded in London in 1844 by George Williams, 1821-1905).

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n. a welfare movement that began in London in 1844 and now has branches all over the world
a hostel or recreational facility run by this association
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/ˌwaıˌɛmˌsiːˈeı/ noun
the YMCA
: an international organization originally for young men that provides social programs, a place for athletic activities, etc., for the people in a community

He's a member of the YMCA.

We play basketball every weekend at the YMCA. [=at the building owned and operated by the YMCA]

— often used before another noun

a YMCA membership

; called also (US, informal) the Y
YMCA is an abbreviation of “Young Men's Christian Association.”

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YMCA [YMCA] [ˌwaɪ em siː ˈeɪ] [ˌwaɪ em siː ˈeɪ] (also NAmE informal the Y) abbreviation
Young Men's Christian Association (an organization that exists in many countries and provides accommodation and social and sports activities)

We stayed at the YMCA.

See also:Y  
Culture:
The YMCA was established in Britain in 1844 and now operates in many countries around the world. It is known especially for its hostels (= places offering cheap food and accommodation).
See also Y
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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