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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dad  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dad 
  n  :  an  informal  term  for  a  father;  probably  derived  from  baby 
  talk  [syn:  {dada},  {daddy},  {old  man},  {pa},  {papa},  {pappa}, 
  {pater},  {pop}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DAD 
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