Origin of dad1
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
Examples from the Web for dad
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.
Wait until I get my degree, and the law cases come pouring in on me, with big fees—say, maybe I could give your dad some points!For the Honor of Randall|Lester Chadwick
It's going to turn out a bad piece of work, and they'll hear from my dad, you can wager.Boy Scouts: Tenderfoot Squad|Alan Douglas
Got to go on an errand for dad, and its too far to walk away around by the bridge.Tom Fairfield's Schooldays|Allen Chapman
Well, just for your own benefit, Dad told me a little while ago that our mothers have given their consent.The Forest of Mystery|James H. Foster
"Dad and I are miscreants, and you are a ruffian and a desperate character," she told him gayly.A Texas Ranger|William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for dad
Word Origin for dad
Word Origin and History for dad
recorded from c.1500, but probably much older, from child's speech, nearly universal and probably prehistoric (cf. Welsh tad, Irish daid, Czech, Latin, Greek tata, Lithuanian tete, Sanskrit tatah, all of the same meaning).