I am seeing increasing use of the word "ma" amongst German teenagers nowadays. What does it mean?
Und dann hab' ich ma gegoogelt.
Nimm das ma raus!
I can't figure it out and it isn't in any of my dictionaries.
It is a short term for 'mal', that's all. I think the pro-word is Contraction. It even has a specific part about German dialects and contractions.
edit: Also refer to Em1's answer & its comments: 'ma' (and 'wa' for this case) can also be used as contractions of 'wir'.
Additionally I agree that none of this should be used in formal language.
As mentioned in the other answer, its meaning here is mal.
Also often used is ma in the sense of wir.
This is true for many parts of Germany, especially Northern Germany, and is not necessarily restricted to young people.
However, note that the above two examples I gave are dialectal; hence, the words ham or was (or maybe even both) may be considered wrong in other parts of Germany.
An addition to the other answers:
At least in Berlin, „Haste ma ne Mark?“ is still recognised as what someone might say who is standing in the street and asking passers-by for money. This shows that it is neither new (no Marks today) nor restricted to youths.