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dad1

[dad] /dæd/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; probably orig. nursery word

dad2

[dad] /dæd/
interjection, Informal.
1.
God (used in combination in mild oaths):
dad-blamed; dad-gummed.
Origin
1670-80; euphemism for God

dad3

[dad] /dæd/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
a solid blow or knock.
2.
a large slice, lump, or portion.
Origin
1710-20; probably variant of dab1

ḍad

[dahd] /dɑd/
noun
1.
the 15th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
< Arabic
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Examples from the web for dad
  • At dinner in a restaurant two years ago, my dad broke some unsettling news to my husband and me.
  • Many college students have bills that mom and dad don't pay.
  • When mom and dad are both working, a night at the movies might seem grand.
  • But no one could accuse him of being an absentee dad.
  • Check out what quality time with dad means in the lion's den.
  • Right now, she loves to sit at the piano with her dad.
  • It's even more difficult when you suspect there may not be a dad.
  • We left after my dad went around the corner and paid the cop off.
  • Shelby helps her dad with the gators when they hatch.
  • My dad is still alive but he never was the same since my mom's been gone.
British Dictionary definitions for dad

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 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 dad

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 dad

DAD

  1. delayed after depolarization
  2. Dogs Against Drugs
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