a person in the armed forces who is lost during combat and who cannot be accounted for as a known casualty
Origin of MIAsee MIA
Mil. missing in action
A member of the armed services who is reported missing following a combat mission and whose status as to injury, capture, or death is unknown.
Origin of MIAm(issing) i(n) a(ction).
- A female given name.
- The name did not have full name status before the 20th century.
From German and Scandinavian Mia.