Definition of


  1. (noun, group) a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century; based on irrationality and negation of the accepted laws of beauty
  2. (noun, person) an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

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Synonyms of Dada

dad, dadaism, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pop

Alternate forms of Dada

Hypernyms: art movement, artistic movement, begetter, father, male parent

Origin of the word Dada

  1. 1920, from Fr. dada "hobbyhorse," child's nonsense word, selected 1916 by Romanian poet Tristan Tzara, leader of the movement, for its resemblance to meaningless babble.
    "Freedom: DADA DADA DADA, the howl of clashing colors, the intertwining of all contradictions, grotesqueries, trivialities: LIFE." [T. Tzara, "Dada Manifesto," 1918]

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Words that sound like Dada

2d, 3-d, 3d, d, d-day, d.a., d.o.a., da, da'wah, dad, 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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