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dad1

[dad] /dæd/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of dad1
1490-1500
1490-1500; probably orig. nursery word

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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  • “Nobody here but our dads and Dr. Kirshner,” observed Bob, glancing about.

    Captured by the Arabs James H. Foster
  • "What wonderful things our dads will have to tell when they get back," said Fred.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
  • I intend to get revenge for dads sake, he told them simply, and they knew it was useless to argue with him further.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • She'll ne'er backward linger, this land of our dads, for she is a dinger at nailing the scads.

    Rippling Rhymes Walt Mason
  • The trouble is, dads easy-going as you like until he gets his back up.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for dads

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 dads

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 dads

dab

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smack

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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dads in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for dads

DAD

1.
delayed after depolarization
2.
Dogs Against Drugs
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