Definitions for dad
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dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, popnoun
an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
A father, a male parent.
He hadn't seen his dad in years.
I will only do what Dad says.
Etymology: From dadd, dadde, perhaps of origin, compare Welsh and Gaelic dad, tad; possibly related to Russian дядя.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
[The child’s way of expressing father. It is remarkable, that, in all parts of the world, the word for father, as first taught to children, is compounded of a and t, or the kindred letter d differently placed; as tad, Welsh; αττα, Greek; atta, Gothick; tata, Latin. Mammas atque tatas habet Asra, Mart.]
I was never so bethumpt with words,
Since first I call’d my brother’s father dad. William Shakespeare, K. John.
His loving mother left him to my care;
Fine child, as like his dad as he could stare! John Gay.
A dad is a term commonly used to refer to a male parent or a father. He is a caregiver, provider, and protector for his children. Dads play an essential role in the upbringing and development of their children, offering guidance, love, support, and discipline. They are typically involved in various aspects of their children's lives, including education, emotional well-being, and extracurricular activities.
father; -- a word sometimes used by children
Etymology: [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. daid, Gael. daidein, W. tad, OL. tata, Gr. ta`ta, te`tta, Skr. tta.]
"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
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.]
dad, v.t. to throw against something: to dash.—n. a lump: a piece: a blow. [Der. unknown.]
Dictating as detective. 1.) Father; Abba, male parent.
I pray and practice everyday to be the best dad that I can be.
Submitted by Tony_Elyon on November 10, 2023
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dad is ranked #99378 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Dad surname appeared 182 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dad.
60.9% or 111 total occurrences were Asian.
14.8% or 27 total occurrences were White.
14.2% or 26 total occurrences were Black.
6.5% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'dad' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2173
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'dad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #348
Rank popularity for the word 'dad' in Nouns Frequency: #633
The numerical value of dad in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of dad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
A sweet thing, for whatever time, to revisit in dreams the dear dad we have lost.
Mom and Dad are truly my heroes, and I have to say, so is my little brother, Robert. He's 11, and he's just the most amazing boy. He's so much like Dad sometimes, it's a bit scary. Dad is and always will be my living, breathing superhero.
( Manning) doesn't need to worry or think about retirement now, dad Archie Manning's worked too hard to get where Dad Archie Manning is now. There's no sense in talking about whether Dad Archie Manning's going to end it now or not. Dad Archie Manning has plenty of time in the off-season to reminisce and look back. Dad Archie Manning key thing is to concentrate and stay in the moment. This is what Dad Archie Manning worked for.
I guess his motive might have been a rejection finally of their friendship or whatever you want to call it by my dad, my dad wanted to make some changes. He was getting divorced. He was trying to clean up his act. And maybe Carpenter couldn’t handle that… He got my dad involved in these swing parties back then… I can’t say my dad wouldn’t have done that on his own somehow, but Carpenter knew the avenues to travel and took my dad along on some of these adventures.
He studied the law, like his dad, even choosing the same law school. He chased a life of public service, like his dad, serving in Iraq and as Delaware’s Attorney General, like his dad, Beau was a good, big-hearted, devoutly Catholic and deeply faithful man, who made a difference in the lives of all he touched, and he lives on in their hearts.
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- papa, paAfrikaans
- بَابَا, أبArabic
- та́та, па́паBelarusian
- Vati, Papi, PapaGerman
- taat, issiEstonian
- پدر, بابا, بابPersian
- isi, faija, isäukko, setä, pappa, isäFinnish
- deaide, daidIrish
- पिताजी, बाप, बापू, अब्बा, बाबाHindi
- apu, apaHungarian
- babbo, papà, pàItalian
- お父さん, パパJapanese
- 아빠, 아버지Korean
- та́то, та́теMacedonian
- ബാപ്പ, അച്ഛന്Malayalam
- बाबा, पप्पाMarathi
- pappa, paDutch
- tato, tatuś, tataPolish
- papá, paiPortuguese
- па́па, папа́ша, па́почка, ба́тюшка, ба́тя, тя́тя, папаRussian
- тата, tataSerbo-Croatian
- otecko, tatík, tatkoSlovak
- tata, ata, očka, očeSlovene
- தந்தை, தாதா, அப்பாTamil
- คุณพ่อ, พ่อThai
- па́па, та́то, та́тусьUkrainian
- بابا, دادا, باپ, ابّا, والد صاحبUrdu
- ba, tía, bố, cha, thầyVietnamese
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