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A category of music which includes bands/artists that your father most likely listened to/enjoyed. Most commonly music from the 1970's.
Teenager: "My favorite bands are Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Kiss. I am so alternative"

Normal Person: "Entry level dadcore"
by Able mutant June 15, 2011
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1) a way of life, as "father".

2) An expression of the realization that square is a badge of honor, that success is possible with a positive attitude, that family is paramount, that honesty is everything. As Jesus Christ says, "let your yes be yes, and your no, no." Encompasses dad rock, tucked in shirts, eye contact, good posture, hard work, dirty jokes with "the boys", politics, creedance, Good relationship with parents, being a role model, "grown-up", pays more than his share of taxes, leans right of left, and unlimited BBQs.
"John is dadcore. He just finished his PhD and is raising two boys with his wife, Carla. Lucky guy."
by Tigercock January 26, 2015
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A genre of modern indie rock that blends the traditional post-punk leanings of indie with the dad rock of the 70s.

Expect a singer-songwriter playing average electric guitar solos over the top of an incredibly bored backup band.

Examples: the War on Drugs, Wilco, Kurt Vile, etc.
Woah you're going to Mountain Jam? Never knew you were into dadcore.
by Dingbatdude January 19, 2018
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