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da

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[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.
Origin of da
< 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
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  • da is jes like apples in a tub—yo' shoves 'em under, an' up da pops, bright as eber.

    The Rover Boys In The Mountains Arthur M. Winfield
  • Your grandda had to pay heavy for your da and your Uncle Matthew and me.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Doan ax me how da'll fine out who tole on 'em, fur I lay da knows dis minit.

    Up Terrapin River Opie P. Read
  • You'll be a great fellow, John, if you turn out to be like your da.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Then, with a most offensive smirk playing about his mouth, said: Tank-a da Signora, my a da pard.

    An Oregon Girl Alfred Ernest Rice
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

crippin'

noun

Forming and joining the sort of teenage drug-criminal street gangs typified by the Los Angeles Crips and Bloods; gangbang: Moe has been credited with bringing ''crippin''' to Little Rock in 1987 criminal

[1980s+ Street gangs; fr the gang name Crips]

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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