Definition of


  1. (noun, person) an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

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Synonyms of Dad

dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pop

Alternate forms of Dad

Hypernyms: begetter, father, male parent

Origin of the word Dad

  1. recorded from c.1500, but probably much older, from child's speech, nearly universal and probably prehistoric (cf. Welsh tad, Ir. daid, Czech, L., Gk. tata, Lith. tete, Skt. tatah all of the same meaning). more

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Words that sound like Dad

2d, 3-d, 3d, d, d-day, d.a., d.o.a., da, da'wah, dada, daddy, dado, dah, dat, data, date, dated, daw, dawah, day, day-to-day, dd, ddi, ddt, de, dea, dead, dead ahead, dead heat, deadeye, deadhead, deadwood, death, death duty, ded, deed, deity

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