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Meaning of DAD

Pronunciation:  dad

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

DAD is a 3 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pater, pop
 See Also: begetter, father, male parent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dad\, n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. daid, Gael.
daidein, W. tad, OL. ?, ?, Skr. t[=a]ta.]
Father; -- a word sometimes used by children.

      I was never so bethumped withwords, Since I first
      called my brother's father dad.          --Shak.

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