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[das, dahs]
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noun, plural das·es, das·ses.
  1. hyrax.
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Origin of das

< Afrikaans; compare Dutch, Middle Dutch das badger, cognate with German Dachs; compare Norwegian svintoks


adverb, noun Russian.
  1. yes.
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noun, plural DAs, DA's.
  1. a male hairstyle, especially of the 1950s, in which the hair is slicked back on both sides to overlap at the back of the head.
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Origin of DA

euphemistic abbreviation of duck's ass
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  • I tried to get Tom to come away, but he wouldn't, and I dasn't budge by myself.

    Tom Sawyer, Detective

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Contains a discussion (pp. 46-51) of Mller's Das Bischoftum.

  • There is no pretension whatever to any critical study of "Das Kapital" itself.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann

  • The President called him to the das and gave him the embrace of brotherhood.

    The Gods are Athirst

    Anatole France

  • Now the slayers came on, shouting and clambering upon the das.

    The World's Desire

    H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang

British Dictionary definitions for das


abbreviation for
  1. (in the US) District Attorney
  2. Diploma of Art
  3. duck's arse (hairstyle)
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das in Medicine


  1. developmental age
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