dad

1
[ dad ]
/ dæd /

noun Informal.

Origin of dad

1
First recorded in 1490–1500; probably orig. nursery word

Definition for dad (2 of 4)

dad

2
[ 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)

dad

3
[ 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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Word Origin and History for dad

dad


n.

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).

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