1. from; of (used in Italian and Portuguese personal names, originally to indicate place of origin): Lorenzo da Ponte; Vasco da Gama.

adverb, noun Russian.

  1. yes.

noun, plural DAs, DA’s.

  1. a male hairstyle, especially of the 1950s, in which the hair is slicked back on both sides to overlap at the back of the head.

  1. Department of Agriculture.
  2. Dictionary of Americanisms.

  1. daughter.
  2. day; days.

  1. (in Algeria) dinar; dinars.

  1. delayed action.
  2. direct action.
  3. District Attorney.
  4. documents against acceptance.
  5. documents for acceptance.
  6. doesn’t answer; don’t answer.

  1. (sometimes lowercase) days after acceptance.
  2. deposit account.
  3. documents against acceptance.
  4. documents for acceptance.

abbreviation for

  1. (in the US) District Attorney
  2. Diploma of Art
  3. duck’s arse (hairstyle)

abbreviation for

  1. deposit account
  2. commerce documents against acceptance

American English initialism for district attorney from 1934; for duck’s ass haircut (or, as OED would have it, duck’s arse), from 1951. The haircut so called for the shape of it at the back of the head.


  1. developmental age
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