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da

[duh; Italian dah; Portuguese duh, dah] /də; Italian dɑ; Portuguese də, dɑ/
preposition
1.
from; of (used in Italian and Portuguese personal names, originally to indicate place of origin):
Lorenzo da Ponte; Vasco da Gama.
Also, Da.
Origin
< Italian daLatin about, concerning + ab, ā from; < Portuguese da, contraction of de of, from (< Latin ) + a feminine singular definite article (≪ Latin illa that)

da

[dah] /dɑ/
adverb, noun, Russian.
1.
yes.

DA

1.
Department of Agriculture.
2.
Dictionary of Americanisms.

DA

[dee-ey] /ˈdiˈeɪ/
noun, plural DAs, DA's.
1.
a male hairstyle, especially of the 1950s, in which the hair is slicked back on both sides to overlap at the back of the head.
Origin
euphemistic abbreviation of duck's ass

DA.

1.
(in Algeria) dinar; dinars.

da.

1.
2.
day; days.

D/A

1.
(sometimes lowercase) days after acceptance.
2.
deposit account.
3.
documents against acceptance.
4.
documents for acceptance.

D.A.

1.
delayed action.
2.
direct action.
3.
District Attorney.
4.
documents against acceptance.
5.
documents for acceptance.
6.
doesn't answer; don't answer.
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Examples from the web for da
  • The copula da behaves very much like a verb or an adjective in terms of conjugation.
  • The main football club is da nang fc who play their home games at the chi lang stadium.
British Dictionary definitions for da

DA

abbreviation
1.
(in the US) District Attorney
2.
Diploma of Art
3.
duck's arse (hairstyle)

D/A

abbreviation
1.
deposit account
2.
(commerce) documents against acceptance
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Word Origin and History for da

D.A.

American English initialism for district attorney from 1934; for duck's ass haircut (or, as OED would have it, duck's arse), from 1951. The haircut so called for the shape of it at the back of the head.

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da in Medicine

DA or D.A.
abbr.
developmental age

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Slang definitions & phrases for da

DA

noun
  1. District Attorney (1920s+)
  2. A ducktail haircut (1951+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for da

da

Danish

DA

  1. delayed action
  2. Department of the Army
  3. deposit account
  4. dining area
  5. didn't answer
  6. Dissertation Abstracts
  7. district attorney
  8. Doctor of Arts
  9. doesn't answer
  10. don't answer

Da.

Danish

D.A.

duck's ass (hair style)

D/A

digital/analog
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