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Dactylopiidae
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DACUBI; DACOBI
Dad
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dada definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk [syn: dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pop]
2: a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century; based on irrationality and negation of the accepted laws of beauty [syn: dada, dadaism]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French Date: 1919 a movement in art and literature based on deliberate irrationality and negation of traditional artistic values; also the art and literature produced by this movement

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an early 20th-c. international movement in art, literature, music, and film, repudiating and mocking artistic and social conventions. Derivatives: Dadaism n. Dadaist n. & adj. Dadaistic adj. Etymology: F (the title of an early 20th-c. review) f. dada hobby-horse



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