Dada

noun

Da·​da ˈdä-(ˌ)dä How to pronounce Dada (audio)
: a movement in art and literature based on deliberate irrationality and negation of traditional artistic values
also : the art and literature produced by this movement

Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dada was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Dada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dada. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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