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Origin of dad

1
First recorded in 1490–1500; probably originally a nursery word

Definition for dad (2 of 4)

dad2
[ dad ]
/ dæd /

interjection Informal.

God (used in combination in mild oaths): dad-blamed; dad-gummed.

Origin of dad

2
First recorded in 1670–80; euphemism for God

Definition for dad (3 of 4)

dad3
[ dad ]
/ dæd /

noun Scot. and North England.

a solid blow or knock.
a large slice, lump, or portion.

Origin of dad

3
First recorded in 1710–20; probably variant of dab1

Definition for dad (4 of 4)

ḍad
[ dahd ]
/ dɑd /

noun

the 15th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of ḍad

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for dad

dad
/ (dæd) /

noun

an informal word for father

Word Origin for dad

C16: childish word; compare Greek tata, Sanskrit tatas
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