- a cassette containing magnetic tape used for high-fidelity digital recording or playback of audio. Abbreviation: DAT
Origin of digital audiotape
First recorded in 1975–80
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Examples from the Web for dat
The A.S.S. in Dat A.S.S. stands for Annual Sex Show, but this production of Blogologues is actually their 16th edition.Sex Blogs on Stage: Theater From the Absurd
April 2, 2014
“Lol so daisha think she a boss caus she walked in class late 2day…I do dat everyday,” says one.Why Conservatives Are Smearing Trayvon Martin’s Reputation
March 27, 2012
Why, dat's where dey shaved it off befo' dey cut my head open.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Dat's where our horse gits it; he's a stretch runner, he is.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Say, Missus, didn't de Sheriff say dat was a perfec' likeness?The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
Contrast the construction of bebeorgan a few lines below (l. 1759), where the dat.
(as here, Geat) of the person affected; others (as þyncan) take the dat.
- digital audio tape
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Word Origin and History for dat
representing the pronunciation of that in West Indian, Irish, or U.S. black speech, from 1680s.
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