What Does MDA Mean?

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

MDMA (Ecstasy)

MDMA is a synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogen. It is a popular recreational drug which produces an energizing effect and promotes enhanced enjoyment from sensory experiences.

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 reorganised and renamed the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

Image for MDA

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)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
"Media Development Authority (Singapore)" is another definition for MDA. It is mainly used in technical circles:
Definition:Media Development Authority (Singapore)
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:


Examples of MDA in Sentences

Here are examples of MDA being used in conversations:
  • Toni: Do you have any MDA?
  • Rob: Why would I have that sh*t?!
  • (Here, MDA means "MDMA (Ecstasy)".)
  • Claire: Did you confirm the details of the launch with the MDA?
  • Charlie: Yes, all done. Did you know they are now the IMDA?
  • (Here, MDA means "Media Development Authority (Singapore)".)

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.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Ecstasy" or something like "E-bombs" instead of using MDA with the meaning "MDMA (Ecstasy)".

The "Media Development Authority (Singapore)" didn't exist before the digital era.

Example of asdfghjkl Used in a Text


Help Us To Improve Cyber Definitions

  • Do you disagree with something on this page?
  • Did you spot a typo?
  • Do you know a slang term that we've missed?
Please tell us using this form.