Meaning of “dad” in the English Dictionary

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"dad" in British English

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dadnoun [ C ]

uk /dæd/ us /dæd/ informal

A1 a father:

[ as form of address ] Can you pick me up from the party tonight, Dad?
It was great to see your mum and dad at the concert last night.

More examples

  • My dad was furious when he saw the phone bill.
  • Jonathan would make a smashing dad.
  • Her dad said he would help her with the costs of buying a house.
  • My dad died when we were small so my mum raised the family on her own.
  • All the mums and dads are invited to the school play at the end of the year.

(Definition of “dad” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dad" in American English

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dadnoun [ C ]

us /dæd/ infml

a father:

Can you give me $20, Dad?
My dad’s a fireman.

(Definition of “dad” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)