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When a father answers his child's question, no matter how simple, with undesired and tangentially relevant information and life advise.
I asked my dad where the spare tire was and he must have gone on for half an hour dadsplaining how to change it. I'll be damned if that information didn't come in handy a couple months later.
by EmptySea September 02, 2017
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Similar to mansplaining, but used to explain topics outside the realm of expertise in a condescending or patronizing manor to those without parental experience.
The chef was dadsplaining to my astrophysicist colleagues why the Earth is truly flat.
by Dollar$ April 13, 2017
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Similar to mansplaining, but when you're dad does it even more
The programme was destroyed when he started dadsplaining
by Fods47 January 22, 2017
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Any sentence spoken by a dad to persons younger than himself that begins with, "When I was your age," or, "I'll tell you why that is," or, "If you were smart, here's what you'd do..."
My dad says that when he was my age, phones had cords on them and there was a thing called "long distance." He's been Dadsplaining the old days at me all morning.
by deke47 April 06, 2017
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