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Dadaist1 (ˈdɑːdɑːɪst) 



  1. (art) of or relating to the Dada art movement

Dadaist2 (ˈdɑːdɑːɪst) 



  1. (art) a member, supporter or follower of the Dada art movement

Dada (ˈdɑːdɑː Pronunciation for Dada or Dadaism (ˈdɑːdɑːˌɪzəm Pronunciation for Dadaism



  1. a nihilistic artistic movement of the early 20th century in W Europe and the US, founded on principles of irrationality, incongruity, and irreverence towards accepted aesthetic criteria

Derived Forms

ˈDadaist noun, adjective
ˌDadaˈistic adjective
ˌDadaˈistically adverb

Word Origin

C20: from French, from a children's word for hobbyhorse, the name being arbitrarily chosen

Example Sentences Including 'Dadaist'

Her work is Bridget Jones meets Radiohead meets Nirvana - all delivered in a Dadaist manner.
Mina & Pia Prickly Paws are handmade-looking fleece creatures that are joined at the hip like Dadaist Siamese twins.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The Mighty Boosh, their show, seems to have been conceived by a card-carrying Dadaist.
Independent (1998)
The news this week was brought to you by the Dadaist News Agency.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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