What does Dadication mean?

Dedication shown by a father

Dadication is a slang term used to describe a man who is extremely committed to his role as a father. This could involve anything from coaching his son’s soccer games to doing his daughter’s hair and making breakfast for his kids every morning.

Dadication’s rise in popularity can be traced back to September 2020, when it was used in public service announcements by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, and the Ad Council. This marked a turning point in the recognition and acceptance of the term.

You might come across the term ‘Dadication’ on social media, where it’s often used alongside a picture, video, or story showing a father’s dedication. It’s also common to hear it used in conversation when someone is complimenting a dad for his strong involvement in his kids’ lives.

The use of the term ‘Dadication’ tends to spike around Father’s Day in June, as well as on a dad’s birthday. It’s also sometimes used more broadly to describe someone’s dedication or loyalty to their own father.

Example for using ‘Dadication’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that video of the dad coaching his son’s soccer team? πŸ“Ήβš½οΈ

Yes, it was amazing! πŸ™Œ That’s some serious dadication right there! 🀩

Totally! He’s so dedicated to being a great dad. πŸ₯°

Absolutely! It’s inspiring to see dads being so involved. πŸ™