Definition of dad
: father 1a
Examples of dad in a Sentence
Her mom and dad both said she can't go.
my dad did most of the cooking for dinner because he usually got home earlier than my mom
Recent Examples of dad from the Web
Qualifications include a minimum of 18 years of experience as a dad and 10 years of grilling experience.
Bellotti Jr. said his dad was a very liberal, enterprising man.
Hall had been around musicians all his young life - these were just people his dad worked with.
Simone spells them with ease and laughs at her dad.
David Rorex and Dorian Rorex Jr. couldn't recall much about their dad, Dorian Rorex, slain in 1998 chasing a drug dealer through a Gary alley.
My mother told me that one time, my dad had her on the ground, and was standing over her, whipping her with his belt.
The message is still right even if their dad isn’t there to deliver it.
Deborah Crosby — 6 years old when her dad died, the family’s only daughter — always felt a void in her chest, especially on each Memorial Day, when people mourn at the graves of the fallen.
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Origin and Etymology of dad
probably baby talk
First Known Use: 1533
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Definition of dad for English Language Learners
: a person's father
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