Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a doctor's degree with a special disciplinary focus

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Synonyms of D.a.

doctor of arts

Alternate forms of D.a.

Hypernyms: doctor's degree, doctorate

Origin of the word D.a.

  1. Amer.Eng., acronym for district attorney from 1934; for duck's ass haircut (or, as OED would have it, duck's arse), from 1951. So called for the shape of it at the back of the head. more

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Words that sound like D.a.

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