Meaning of Dad's Army in English:

Dad's Army

noun

  • 1informal, humorous, historical (A nickname for) the Home Guard.

  • 2informal, humorous (A nickname for) any military force likened to the Home Guard as portrayed in the television series Dad's Army, especially one whose members are elderly, inexperienced, or poorly equipped.

  • 3informal, humorous In extended use: (a nickname for) any group of people likened to the Home Guard unit portrayed in the television series Dad's Army ; specifically (a) depreciative a political organization, sports team, etc., whose members are regarded as inept or too old to be effective; (b) a group of (especially elderly) amateurs or volunteers brought together to pursue a particular goal.

adjective

informal, humorous
  • Characteristic or reminiscent of the television series Dad's Army, especially in involving a military force whose members are elderly, inexperienced, or poorly equipped. Also of a sports team: made up of players regarded as being past their prime.

Origin

1970s. From Dad's Army, the name of a British television comedy series set in a fictional Home Guard unit during the Second World War from the genitive of dad + army.

Pronunciation

Dad's Army

/ˌdadz ˈɑːmi/