daid

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

daid (not comparable)

  1. (dialect) Nonstandard spelling of dead.
    • 1910, Robert W. Chambers, Ailsa Paige[1]:
      "I c-can't he'p myse'f," stammered Celia; "you say such frightful things to me—you tell me that they happen in my own house—in her own room—How can I be calm? How can I believe such things of—of Constance Berkley—of yo' daid mother——"
    • 1916, Peggy Edmund & Harold W. Williams, compilers, Toaster's Handbook[2]:
      "I wish I wuz daid. 'Tain' nothin' but wuk, wuk from mawnin' tell night."
    • 1919, Henry Herbert Knibbs, The Ridin' Kid from Powder River[3]:
      "Why, he's daid!" he exclaimed, poking the lion with the muzzle of his gun.
    • 1922, Paul Laurence Dunbar, The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar[4]:
      Ah, Mistah 'Possum, we got you at las'—
       Need n't play daid, laying dah on de groun';
      Fros' an' de 'simmons has made you grow fas',—
       Won't he be fine when he's roasted up brown!
    • 1929, Carl Henry Grabo, The Cat in Grandfather's House[5]:
      In de mawnin' w'en he go to milk de cow, sho'nuf dey wuz a hawg a-lyin' on its side, daid.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English dad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

daid m (genitive singular daid, nominative plural daideanna)

  1. (informal) dad

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
daid dhaid ndaid
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

daid

  1. soft mutation of taid