• synonyms


  1. delayed action.
  2. direct action.
  3. District Attorney.
  4. documents against acceptance.
  5. documents for acceptance.
  6. doesn't answer; don't answer.
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Word Origin and History for d.a.


American English initialism for district attorney from 1934; for duck's ass haircut (or, as OED would have it, duck's arse), from 1951. The haircut so called for the shape of it at the back of the head.

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