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The person responsible for all criminal activity in a particular area. Usually accompanied by a small posse of cronies, who may or may not brandish weapons.
Leader of the gang, head of the clan.
Literally, father, or grandfather.
If you encounter the local Dada, it is supposed to elicit a chill down your spine.
"Woh idhar ka Dada hai, samjha! Zabaan sambhal ke!" (He is the Dada here, understand? Lower your voice!)
"Tu kaun hai, haan? Idhar ka dada hai?" (Who are you, huh? The local dada?)
Added 2011-10-02 by GoodCumbany