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Pronounced 'May day'

A french term meaning 'Help me'.

Comes from the French verb 'aider' which means 'to help'.
Often in movies, the police, fire-brigade, and generally anyone in trouble may call out 'M'aide! m'aide!' asking for help or assistance.
by Briollette August 28, 2006