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da1

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[duh; Italian dah; Portuguese duh, dah]
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preposition
  1. from; of (used in Italian and Portuguese personal names, originally to indicate place of origin): Lorenzo da Ponte; Vasco da Gama.
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Origin of da1

< Italian daLatin about, concerning + ab, ā from; < Portuguese da, contraction of de of, from (< Latin ) + a feminine singular definite article (≪ Latin illa that)

da2

[dah]
adverb, noun Russian.
  1. yes.
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DA

[dee-ey]
noun, plural DAs, DA's.
  1. a male hairstyle, especially of the 1950s, in which the hair is slicked back on both sides to overlap at the back of the head.
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Origin of DA

euphemistic abbreviation of duck's ass

DA

  1. Department of Agriculture.
  2. Dictionary of Americanisms.
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da.

  1. daughter.
  2. day; days.
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DA.

  1. (in Algeria) dinar; dinars.
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D.A.

  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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D/A

  1. (sometimes lowercase) days after acceptance.
  2. deposit account.
  3. documents against acceptance.
  4. documents for acceptance.
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Examples from the Web for da

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  • You'll be a great fellow, John, if you turn out to be like your da.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Your grandda had to pay heavy for your da and your Uncle Matthew and me.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Your da's death was a fearful blow to her, and she never overed it.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • I don't know what my da and ma'll say to me at all when they hear about it.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Did Grimaldi, in his best days, ever do anything in this way equal to Da Costa?


British Dictionary definitions for da

DA

abbreviation for
  1. (in the US) District Attorney
  2. Diploma of Art
  3. duck's arse (hairstyle)
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D/A

d.a.

abbreviation for
  1. deposit account
  2. commerce documents against acceptance
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Word Origin and History for da

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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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

da in Medicine

DA

abbr.
  1. developmental age
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