Da

Da has 3 meanings
1. What does da mean?

The

In text slang and Midwestern speech, da means "the." You might hear Minnesotans call Kevin Garnett "Da Kid," hear Chicagoans talk up "Da Bears," and hear Sconnies one-up the Chicagoans by explaining how "Da Packers" are better.

Texters use da because they are either a) genuinely from the Midwest, and that's how they talk, b) trying to affect a Midwestern accent, or c) lazy. Seriously, you can't type out "the?"

Example

R u going 2 da game 2nite?

... still suck (sorry, Bears fans)

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Updated October 13, 2020
2. What is DA short for when discussing art?

DeviantArt

DeviantArt is an online art platform that allows users to upload, share, and comment on artwork, videos, and photography. Seasoned DeviantArt users often refer to the platform as DA, while discussing it on social media or in forums.

Like most popular online platforms, DeviantArt has its own set of platform-specific slang, which you'll want to become familiar with if you plan to spend time browsing the website or interacting with its users. For example, DA users typically refer to themselves as deviants, and they refer to their artwork as deviations.

Example

I have a few favorite artists I keep up with on DA.
An artist inquiring about DA in the r/DeviantArt subreddit

An artist inquiring about DA in the r/DeviantArt subreddit

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Updated June 16, 2022
3. What is a DA?

Dumb a**

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A DA is someone who intentionally or accidentally does something mean or stupid. Most people use it as a derogatory term to put someone down, but some use it in jest to poke fun at someone for having a brain fart.

You will most likely see DA when messaging via texts or online, but you may also see it in chatrooms and social media. Since people may use DA seriously or sarcastically, you will have to know the context in which it's used to understand how it's meant to be received. For example, if your bestie calls you a DA in a text after you revealed that you put salt on your cereal instead of sugar, you know they are joking.

Example

Don't be a DA like that guy. He always ends up getting into trouble.

When Robin acts like a DA

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Updated March 11, 2022

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