Ta-dah! comes from the Bulgarian or Slavic words for "ta + da" (та да!)meaning "that there". It is an exclamation used in magic shows (prestidigitation) by magicians to announce the conclusion of the trick or the illusion to the audience.

The equivalent to 'Voila!' in French. It was likely a Bulgarian or Russian magician (definitely Eastern European) traveling in the United States that said it (likely in the late 1800's when Eastern European immigrants started flooding to American shores).

An American likely heard it and thought it sounded usuable for showmanship, without knowing what it was. та да! Then magicians everywhere started using it as a handle or a gimic because it sounded more impressive than saying "There you have it!" in English.

The Bible in Bulgarian, shows this sort of usage: "Behold!" "Voila!" and "та да!" Mean roughly the same thing. It is often used as an introductory to a sentence, mainly where God is speaking, but by itself is showmanship flourish.

The Bible in Bulgarian is written in Old Church Slavonic. Since Russian & Slavic culture manifest traveling circuses & magic shows in abundance, they a clever saying for presentation purposes. Once it reached America, however, the nuances of the actual original meaning in that culture changed for American ears to promote magic with magic sounding words. So, thanks to an ingenious Eastern European magician, magic got what it needed to become a permanent part of American pop culture.
(Magician pulls a rabbit out of his hat and exclaims in an upbeat, loud voice) Tada!
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an excalamation to substitute a lot of words, especially when excited, happy, surprised...
hey look what we got today...tada !!!
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German. Meaning here it is, or look at this craziness! Pronounced as ta and da.
The magician made the panda bear turn into an elderly lady covered in maple syrup... The audience was in awe as the magic man released a massive "TADA!!".
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A really douchy way of introducing yourself.
Douche: (jumps in from out of view) Tada!
embarrassed person: uhh... this is Karen.
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Usually said in reference to the ultra-tight clothing company and tagging crew.
Tada does some bunk ass shit, yo!
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Tactical Air Defense Alerting System, aka T.A.D.A.S.

Or a Lithuanian boys name. Origin is from the bible, Thaddeus, one of the apostles.
I'm gonna get u with the help of my T.A.D.A.S.

Hey Tadas, what's up?
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