mayday

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From French m'aider, short for Venez m'aider ! (Come help me!).

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mayday

  1. (radio slang) emergency, need assistance
    • 2004, Ken Wishaw, Helicopter Rescue: The true story of Australia's first full-time chopper doctor‎, page 82
      'Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!' came the call.

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The call mayday is the international standard emergency call. However, many local variations also exist.

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mayday (plural maydays)

  1. An international distress signal used by shipping and aircraft
    • 2002, Clive Cussler, Valhalla Rising‎, page 47
      "Odd that she hasn't sent out a Mayday."
      "That is curious. Her radio must be disabled."

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