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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

  2. dada, dadaism(noun)

    a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century; based on irrationality and negation of the accepted laws of beauty


  1. dada(Noun)

    father, dad

  2. Dada(Noun)

    A cultural movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1920. The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature (mainly poetry), theatre, and graphic design, and was characterized by nihilism, deliberate irrationality, disillusionment, cynicism, chance, randomness, and the rejection of the prevailing standards in art.


  1. Dada

    Dada or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Many claim Dada began in Zurich, Switzerland in 1916, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter but the height of New York Dada was the year before in 1915. To quote Dona Budd's The Language of Art Knowledge, Dada was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I. This international movement was begun by a group of artist and poets associated with the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. The origin of the name Dada is unclear; some believe that it is a nonsensical word. Others maintain that it originates from the Romanian artists Tristan Tzara's and Marcel Janco's frequent use of the words da, da, meaning yes, yes in the Romanian language. Another theory says that the name "Dada" came during a meeting of the group when a paper knife stuck into a French-German dictionary happened to point to 'dada', a French word for 'hobbyhorse'. The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry, art manifestoes, art theory, theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. In addition to being anti-war, Dada was also anti-bourgeois and had political affinities with the radical left.

Editors Contribution

  1. DADA

    En kabyle - veut dire Frère.

    par respect à son frère on l'appel DADA Said.

    Submitted by DADA-FRERE on October 16, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DADA in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DADA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Dada Pota Lyrics Gulzaar chhaniwala:

    Tutti wa cycle aage baith doodh woh lyave tha Paati si dhoti uski, pateya sa kurta re Mar gaya woh keh ke kunba rahio char diwari mein Maaneya na koyi ib yo jodya na judta re Wa khaat re uski rove Boli aaya koyi beta na Uka saans halak mein uthe the Wa sonki ure tha leta na Woh aangan aala hukka bol raha Maanas dil ka achchha tha Mere maare pachhe na puchhenge Woh baat ka teekha sachcha tha Re dada gel se tera Re pota roya kyon mera Re Chhaniwale kyun Aakhyan aansu cho raha Re mudke, mudke ne aaja dada Pota yo tera baitha ro reha Re ismein milti na dholi dhoti Pagdi wa Haryane mein to reha Re mudke, mudke ne aaja oh dada Pagdi to milgi dada Pagdi to milgi dada Par kaari kaari re Photu teri dekh kaalja se Maare kilkaari re Goddeya ma besak dum na ho Modde pe manne chadhaya tha Mere geetan mein woh ras koneya Jo sang tere main aaya Ye kolhu gere se na Wa deeke khetan ki baad Safedan dhadhi aala Woh appa kho reha Re mudke, mudke ne aaja dada Pota yo tera baitha ro reha Re ismein milti na dholi dhoti Pagdi wa Haryane mein to reha Re mudke, mudke ne aaja oh dada Tadke uth ke jab baithak mein Aawajan karta hukka yo Kunbe ne aage karja tha Tera ek bathera rukk yo Yeh bhains bhi heji ho ri se Na chare charayi chhanas ki Jaaye paachhe ve raah paate Ki mat buddhe uss maanas ki Dada! Bachpan mein to tananiyan pota tera yo Aaj dil ki baat kehn laag geya Arre jee to ghana hi kare hai Teri ungli pakad ke khet mein jaau Par ib to taara mere laageya Ek baat bataun ghana yaad aave se Re mudke, mudke ne aaja dada Pota yo tera baitha ro reha Re ismein milti na dholi dhoti Pagdi wa Haryane mein to reha Re mudke, mudke ne aaja oh dada

  2. Jeff Melvoin:

    CHRIS What's art, Holling Is a Davinci art Dada art If you wrap up the whole Reichstag in toilet paper, is that art HOLLING Well, I can't give you a complete definition, but I think it would be something Maurice would be willing to give good money for. CHRIS Yeah, well, you're starting to scare me cause if that's art, then I got to get a whole new gig.

  3. Blake Lively:

    It’s a cruel and unusual form of torture, and then my daughter goes, ‘Dada!’ and she starts hugging and kissing the screen and waving at him, and he’s not waving back and she doesn’t understand why he’s not waving back. She thinks it’s like FaceTime. And it’s because Daddy’s getting it.

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