What Does MDA Mean in a Text?

MDA means "MDMA (Ecstasy)" or "Media Development Authority (Singapore)".

MDMA (Ecstasy)

MDA is a further abbreviation of MDMA, the synthetic drug that is most popularly known as ecstasy, Mandy, and Molly. For example:
  • Toni: Do you have any MDA?
  • Sam: Why would I have that shit?!
Check out our complete list of terms for spotting drug use.

Media Development Authority (Singapore)

The Media Development Authority was established in Singapore in 2003, to regulate the media industry (including the internet) and make it competitive. In 2016, the MDA was reorganized and renamed the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). For example
  • Lee: Did you confirm the details of the launch with the MDA?
  • Charlie: Yes, all done. Did you know they are now the IMDA?

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When I write MDA, I mean this:

meaning of MDA

MDA also means Media Development Authority (Singapore).

Summary of Key Points

"MDMA (Ecstasy)" is the most common definition for MDA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:MDMA (Ecstasy)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user


"Media Development Authority (Singapore)" is another definition for MDA. It is mainly used in technical circles:
Definition:Media Development Authority (Singapore)
Guessability:guessability level 5

5: Extremely difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user


An Academic Look at MDA

Whether used with the meaning "MDMA (Ecstasy)" or to mean "Media Development Authority (Singapore)", MDA is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Emm Dee Ay"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

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