Definition of dad in English:


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One’s father: his dad was with him [as name]: Mum and Dad were thrilled
More example sentences
  • Like so many modern dads, Sinise insists fatherhood far outweighs any of his career concerns.
  • Is it true your dad moved the family home just so you could be near a golf course?
  • I grew up in a big Irish family and my dad was a really bad gambler so we didn't have much money.


mid 16th century: perhaps imitative of a young child's first syllables da, da.

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