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

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First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dada was in 1918

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“Dada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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