dad

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noun \ ˈdad \

Definition of dad

:father 1a

Examples of dad in a Sentence

  1. Her mom and dad both said she can't go.

  2. my dad did most of the cooking for dinner because he usually got home earlier than my mom

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Origin and Etymology of dad

probably baby talk

dad Synonyms

Synonyms
father, daddy, old man, pa, papa (also poppa), pater [chiefly British], pop, sire
Related Words
paterfamilias, patriarch; father figure, father image; stepfather

Other Anthropology Terms



DAD Defined for English Language Learners

dad

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noun

Definition of dad for English Language Learners

  • : a person's father


DAD Defined for Kids

dad

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noun \ ˈdad \

Definition of dad for Students

:1father 1


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