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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pop(noun)

    an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk


  1. dad(Noun)

    A father, a male parent.

    He hadn't seen his dad in years.

  2. Dad(ProperNoun)

    One's father.

    I will only do what Dad says.

  3. Origin: From dadd, dadde, perhaps of origin, compare Welsh and Gaelic dad, tad; possibly related to Russian дядя.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dad(noun)

    father; -- a word sometimes used by children

  2. Origin: [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. daid, Gael. daidein, W. tad, OL. tata, Gr. ta`ta, te`tta, Skr. tta.]


  1. Dad

    "Dad" is episode 10 of season 3 in the television show Angel. After Darla sacrifices herself to save her baby, Angel takes the newborn back to the hotel where he tries to figure out how to be a good father. But Angel and the gang’s problems multiply when they are trapped at the hotel by several groups of enemies, including vampire cults, demon cults and satanic humans, bent on kidnapping his infant son. After brushing off Sahjhan, Holtz goes about Los Angeles recruiting new help for his quest to kill Angel by hiring humans whose families were also victims of vampires, starting with one bitter, working-class woman, named Justine Cooper, as his right hand person and recruiter.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dad

    dad, Daddy, dad′i, n. father, a word used by children.—n. Dadd′y-long-legs, the crane-fly, a familiar insect with long body, legs, and antennæ. [Prob. Celt., W. tad, Bret, tad, tat; cf. Gr. tata.]

  2. Dad

    dad, v.t. to throw against something: to dash.—n. a lump: a piece: a blow. [Der. unknown.]

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  2. DAD

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DAD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2173

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DAD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #348

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DAD' in Nouns Frequency: #633

Anagrams for DAD »

  1. add , ADD

How to pronounce DAD?

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How to say DAD in sign language?

  1. dad


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DAD in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DAD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of DAD in a Sentence

  1. Amer Fakhoury:

    My dad was kidnapped.

  2. Adam Levine:

    I'm ready to be a dad.

  3. Frank Connor:

    My dad deserved my best.

  4. Heather Nauert:

    My dad loved Thanksgiving.

  5. Kang Ying:

    Dad, mom, I’ve come home!

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