From child language; compare dad and dada.
da (plural das)
- (Ireland, Scotland, Northern England) Father.
Borrowing from Russian да (da, “yes”).
- (slang, Russianism) Yes; an affirmative response.
- (slang, Russianism) Yes.
Representing pronunciation of the in informal speech.
- (in the US, especially used in Chicago and New York) Pronunciation spelling of the.
- A meaningless syllable used when singing a tune or indicating a rhythm.