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dad1

[dad] /dæd/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of dad1
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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  • "She's as obstinate as dad's old mu-el," grunted the disgusted boy.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • Don't mind him, dad—I know all about it, I tell you—I'll explain later to you.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • But dad and I and the guide paid our money, got into an elevator and began to go up.

    Peck's Bad Boy Abroad George W. Peck
  • We'll have a champagne supper, with cider for champagne, eh, dad?

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Why, hedhonestly, dad would just kick me, if I took his advice.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
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

dab

Related Terms

smack

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for dad

DAD

1.
delayed after depolarization
2.
Dogs Against Drugs
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