verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of dad1
Words nearby dad
Definition for dad (2 of 4)
Origin of dad2
Definition for dad (3 of 4)
noun Scot. and North England.
Origin of dad3
Definition for dad (4 of 4)
Origin of ḍad
How to use dad in a sentence
My dad, he and I didn’t sit down and have those big, long talks that some dads do with their children, but it stuck with me, and I remembered him saying that.Tom Colicchio Hopes (and Fears) COVID-19 Will Change the Restaurant Industry|Pallabi Munsi|September 16, 2020|Ozy
She goes to war to save her dad, sure — but she also goes because she’s a tomboy who rejects traditional femininity.The history of Mulan, from a 6th-century ballad to the live-action Disney movie|Constance Grady|September 4, 2020|Vox
It has a 70-pound weight limit, so it’s off-limits for mom and dad but great for younger children.
I want my children to think the world of their dad the way Gianna Floyd thinks of hers.
It’s been stressful because I have to worry about still having to help my dad, I have to give him rent money every month, and then I still have to pay off this loan … and I don’t get that much of a check, you know.The Loan Company That Sued Thousands of Low-Income Latinos During the Pandemic|by Kiah Collier, Ren Larson and Perla Trevizo|August 31, 2020|ProPublica
My dad was a sailor, and all through my childhood he was away half of the time at sea, and to an extent I have a similar job.
His wife passed away and they had kids, and he wanted to focus on being a dad so he just stopped to raise his kids.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The fear of…Dad, of the war…yes, that…but something else…the fear that life is nor being lived right here now.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My dad had worked for a while as a ranch hand, and his “Open Road” was a remnant of those days.
The kids are out of school, Mom is out of get-up-and-go, Dad is out of work.
"Dad and Hans Rutter, as you know, weren't the sort of men to sit around and mourn over anything like that," she laughed.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
When I told dad, sez I, 'Dad, did ever yer hear sech a thing uz gittin' up afore light to feed stock?'Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
He was one of Dad's tenants, a big purple-faced man, who drank a lot and never took much exercise.Uncanny Tales|Various
Why, I coaxed even dad over to camp once and I've always wanted Helena to go.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
I'd do anything for dad an' I guess if he thought I was gettin' discouraged he'd jest plum up an' quit.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope