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[nah-duh] /ˈnɑ də/
noun, Informal.
nothing; zero; none:
I have absolutely no motivation—zilch, zip, nada!
Origin of nada
From Spanish Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Eric helped nada to a place on the crystal, lay down at her side.

    The Cosmic Express John Stewart Williamson
  • The door of nada's little room was open and he entered through it.

    The Country Beyond James Oliver Curwood
  • Was it possible that nada and the Missioner had not escaped its fury?

    The Country Beyond James Oliver Curwood
  • nada Hawkins wasn't with him, and he didn't say who had died and who hadn't.

    The Country Beyond James Oliver Curwood
  • "No one has told me," and he was thinking of nada, and her death.

    The Country Beyond James Oliver Curwood
British Dictionary definitions for nada


(mainly US, informal) nothing
Word Origin
C20: Spanish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nada

"nothing," 1933, slang, introduced by Hemingway, from Spanish nada "nothing," from Latin (res) nata "small, insignificant thing," literally "(thing) born" (see natal).

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



Nothing: it's free, zip, zero, nada

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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