UMA

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UMA

  1. (dated, computing) Initialism of upper memory area.

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Wasei eigo (和製英語), from English U + M + A, coined as an acronym of unidentified mysterious animal by analogy with UFO (yūfō)

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UMA (katakana ユーマ, rōmaji yūma)

  1. (cryptozoology) a cryptid
    • 2011 July 9, Sorachi, Hideaki, “だい三百四十五くん かまくらはどんだけがんってつくってもつぎにはどっかのクソガキにこわされる [Lesson 345: Even When You Give Your All to Building a Quinzhee, There Will Be A Brat Destroying It the Next Day]”, in ぎんたま [Silver Soul], volume 40 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-870237-7:
      ……ただのビッグフットなんてこの () (そん) (ざい)しねェェェェ‼なんでこんな (ところ) (でん) (せつ) () () () (せい) (そく)してんだァァ‼なんでビッグフットがスニーカーはいってんだァ!
      ……Tada no Biggufutto nan te kono yo ni sonzaishi nēēe‼ Nan de konna tokoro ni densetsu no yūma ga seisokushiten dāa‼ Nan de Biggufutto ga sunīkā haitten dā!
      ……There’s no such thing as Bigfoot‼ Why would a legendary criptid be living here⁉ And why would Bigfoot even wear sneakers for fudge’s sake?