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Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

Origin of dad

1
First recorded in 1530–40; probably originally baby talk dah-dah

Other definitions 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; see also Gad1

Other definitions 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

Other definitions 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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How to use dad in a sentence

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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