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digital audiotape

[dij-i-tl aw-dee-oh-teyp] /ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tl ˈɔ di oʊˌteɪp/
noun
1.
a cassette containing magnetic tape used for high-fidelity digital recording or playback of audio.
Abbreviation: DAT.
Origin of digital audiotape
1975-1980
First recorded in 1975-80
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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

DAT

abbreviation
1.
digital audio tape

dat.

abbreviation
1.
dative
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

DAT

noun

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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