Main definitions of da in English

: da1da2da3

da1

  • [in combination] (in units of measurement) deca-.

Main definitions of da in English

: da1da2da3

da2

determiner

  • non-standard spelling of the, used in representing informal American speech
    • ‘The lyrics tell all your usual stories of life on da street.’
    • ‘I'm wit you bro…fight da man!’
    • ‘So I'm askin' you a question, why you write dat stuff about da girls?’
    • ‘You are da best!’

Pronunciation:

da

/da//də/

Main definitions of da in English

: da1da2da3

da3

noun

dialect
  • One's father:

    ‘I learned the songs from my da’
    • ‘Perhaps she'll turn out like her Ma, and be a comfort to her Da.’
    • ‘Funny enough, the time I met his Da he didn't take a cup of tea.’
    • ‘For at least a week in the middle of the summer and maybe even two if the weather was good, my da would drop my brother and myself off at the farm.’
    • ‘They just wrecked the place, taking £300 and stealing my da's watch and two rings belonging to my wife's mother, breaking both our hearts.’
    • ‘You know your Da is real proud of you.’
    • ‘The boy played some tricks on his da just to be getting attention.’
    • ‘If my da can't find a parking spot he always blames it on me or my brother.’
    • ‘He makes a few bob singing in the pub, accompanied by his da on the fiddle.’
    • ‘I remember the days when we got a bike with wheels that fell off after five minutes and your da tells you that Santa must've had a bad elf working for him.’
    • ‘She is considerably more energetic with the camera than her da.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: abbreviation of dada.

Pronunciation:

da

/dɑː/

Main definitions of da in English

: da1da2da3

DA

  • 1US District attorney.

  • 2informal Duck's arse.

Pronunciation:

DA

/diːˈeɪ/