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digital audiotape

[dij-i-tl aw-dee-oh-teyp] /ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tl ˈɔ di oʊˌteɪp/
a cassette containing magnetic tape used for high-fidelity digital recording or playback of audio.
Abbreviation: DAT.
Origin of digital audiotape
First recorded in 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Who stops fur painters in a pinch like dat, or any thing else?

    Burl Morrison Heady
  • I do' mean no erfence, 'ceptin' dat John allus was of a rovin' dispersition.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • I tell you, suh, I is done smell all de smells o' mink an' mus' an' puffume, but I ain' nuver smell nuttin' like dat jail.

    P'laski's Tunament Thomas Nelson Page
  • “Ah, dat is de keevestion,” added Gibault with a look of surprise.

    The Wild Man of the West R.M. Ballantyne
  • But when I done ketch up wi' dat Joe—a mile 'n' a half away—he won't lis'n to no reason.

    Mary Louise in the Country L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
  • dat is my Christmas present to you, little Allan Quatermain.

    Allan's Wife H. Rider Haggard
  • Dey said dat peoples came from fer an' near, eben from New Orleans ter dem slave sales.

  • An' he put' one foot on de ground, an' dat was de fust step.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
British Dictionary definitions for dat


digital audio tape


Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for dat

representing the pronunciation of that in West Indian, Irish, or U.S. black speech, from 1680s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dat



A tank-crew member

[1970s+ Army; fr dumbass tanker]

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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