noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
Origin of dada
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This information would please his dadaistic confrères, if no one else shows signs of interest.Adventures in the Arts|Marsden Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for dadaistic
Word Origin for Dada
Word Origin and History for dadaistic
1920, from French dada "hobbyhorse," child's nonsense word, selected 1916 by Romanian poet Tristan Tzara (1896-1963), leader of the movement, for its resemblance to meaningless babble.
Freedom: DADA DADA DADA, the howl of clashing colors, the intertwining of all contradictions, grotesqueries, trivialities: LIFE. [T. Tzara, "Dada Manifesto," 1918]
Related: Dadaist; Dadaism.