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US /dæd/ 
UK /dæd/ 

your father

Persian equivalent: 

(عاميانه‌) پدر، بابا


His dad works in my office.

پدر او در اداره من کار می کند.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English



dad S1 W3 /dæd/ noun [countable]
 [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: From a word used by very young children]
  informal father:
   • She lives with her mom and dad.
   • Dad, will you help me?
     • • •


   ▪ father a male parent: • My father’s a doctor. | • He’s a father of three.
   ▪ dad informal used when talking to your father, or about someone's father: • Can I borrow your car, Dad? | • Her dad retired ten years ago. | • My dad was in the army.
   ▪ daddy a name for father, which is used especially by young children or when you are talking to young children: • Where’s your daddy? | • Daddy, can I have a drink, please?
   ▪ pop American English informal (also pa old-fashioned) used when talking to your father, or about someone's father: • I helped Pop fix the gate this morning. | • Can I help, Pa? | • He is in New York with his Pop's credit card, eating all the ice cream and pizza the city has to offer.
   ▪ papa old-fashioned informal used when talking to your father, or about someone's father: • Papa had forbidden me to go. | • She saw her papa 's face change at this news.
   ▪ sb’s old man informal someone's father – used when talking about him in a way that is not very respectful: • His old man wouldn’t let him use the car.
   ▪ stepfather (also stepdad informal) a man who is married to your mother, who is not your father but often acts as your parent: • Her stepfather is really nice.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary




dad [dad dads]   [dæd]    [dæd]  noun (informal)


(often used as a name) father

• That's my dad over there.

• Do you live with your mum or your dad?

• Is it OK if I borrow the car, Dad?


Word Origin:

mid 16th cent.: perhaps imitative of a young child's first syllables da, da.



dad noun C (informal, especially spoken)

• Do you live with your mum and dad?

father • • stepfather • • parent • |informal, especially spoken daddy

a good/bad/caring/loving/devoted/proud dad/father/parent

take after/inherit sth from your dad/father/parents/daddy

become a/sb's dad/father/stepfather/parent

Dad or father? In spoken English dad is much more frequent. It can sound formal to say my father.


Example Bank:

• My old dad got really wild if you said he was working-class.

• She went on holiday with her mum and dad.

• That's my dad over there.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary



dad /dæd/
a father:
It was lovely to see your mum and dad at the school concert last night.
[as form of address] Can you give me a lift back from the cinema tonight, Dad?

Generation Gap

  1. How old are you? How old are your parents? Is it OK?
  2. Are your friends mostly the same age as you are, older or younger? Why?
  3. Have you experienced the moment when you say "now I understand my mum/dad"? When was it? How old were you?
  4. Do you ever disagree with your friends/ parents or sisters and brothers on music, fashion or values?
  5. How long does a generation last? What forms the ideas and values of a generation?
  6. How do you compare your generation with the previous one and the next one?
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