What Does SAHD Mean in a Text?

SAHD means "Stay at Home Dad."

The abbreviation SAHD (pronounced "sad") is used to refer to a father who stays at home to take care of his children while his partner goes to work.

Although being a SAHD is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more men choose to spend their time looking after their children and supporting their partner's career, the term is still often used disparagingly. For example:
  • Tony: Where's Dave nowadays?
  • Jordan: He resigned to be a SAHD.
  • Tony: Really?! That is SAHD!
A woman who stays home to look after the kids may be referred to as a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) or SAHW (Stay At Home Wife).

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When I write SAHD, I mean this:

meaning of SAHD

Not all Stay At Home Dads are sad.

Summary of Key Points

"Stay at Home Dad" is the most common definition for SAHD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Stay at Home Dad
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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An Academic Look at SAHD

SAHD is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken as a word). It is pronounced "sad."

Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

Example of SAHD Used in a Text

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