Dad

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See also: -dad, dad, DAD, dåd, ḍaḍ, and dáð

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proprialisation of dad.

Proper noun[edit]

Dad

  1. (informal) One’s father.
    Synonyms: Daddy, Father
    Dad told me to go out and mow the lawn.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • Mum
  • Mom (North America)
  • Mam (northern England)

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English dad, Dad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dad m (strong, genitive Dads, plural Dads)

  1. (colloquial, chiefly film, media) dad; Dad
    Synonyms: Papa, Vati

Usage notes[edit]

  • In dubbing English-language films and series, the words Mum and Dad are often treated like personal names and thus not translated into German. Outside of this context the words are quite rare in German, though some teenagers adopt them as variants of the perhaps more intimate, child-like Mama and Papa.

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