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ḍad

[dahd] /dɑd/
noun
1.
the 15th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
< Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for ḍad

dad

/dæd/
noun
1.
an informal word for father
Word Origin
C16: childish word; compare Greek tata, Sanskrit tatas
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Word Origin and History for ḍad

dad

n.

recorded from c.1500, but probably much older, from child's speech, nearly universal and probably prehistoric (cf. Welsh tad, Irish daid, Czech, Latin, Greek tata, Lithuanian tete, Sanskrit tatah, all of the same meaning).

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Slang definitions & phrases for ḍad

dad

noun
  1. An old man Used as a disrespectful term of address toward older men. The similar term pop is not similarly disrespectful: Okay, dad, outta the way and you won't get hurt (1950s+)
  2. God Used euphemistically as an element in various old-fashioned mild oaths like dad-blamed (1670s+)
Related Terms

ho-dad


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Related Abbreviations for ḍad

DAD

  1. delayed after depolarization
  2. Dogs Against Drugs
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