: also ˈdadaˌism
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Word origin of 'Dada'Fr, lit., hobbyhorse (< baby talk, altered < ? dia dia, giddap), selected by Tristan Tzara, leader of the cult, because of its resemblance
to meaningless babble, as symbolic of the movement