a person’s father or one’s father.
a person who is corny or embarrassing in the way that a father figure might be: He was being such a dad when he told that story.
a term of endearment used to refer to a man or boy who is admired: A bunch of teens commented “HI DAD!” on the rapper’s post.
corny or embarrassing in the way that a father figure might be: a dad joke;the most dad story ever.
handsome or stylish; amazing; to be admired: Those shoes are totally dad.
to act as a father toward; act paternally toward: Stop dadding me about my grades!
to refer to (an admired man or boy) as “dad”: My friends dad me whenever I look good.
to perform the tasks or duties of a male parent; act paternally: He dads like a champ.
to refer to an admired man or boy as “dad”: They dad whenever a new photo pops up on their feeds.
Other definitions for dad (2 of 4)
God (used in combination in mild oaths): dad-blamed; dad-gummed.
Other definitions for dad (3 of 4)
a solid blow or knock.
a large slice, lump, or portion.
Other definitions for ḍad (4 of 4)
the 15th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
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British Dictionary definitions for dad
an informal word for father
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