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I recently read a blog and come across the phrase "True dat". I think it means "Agree". But what is "dat" exactly? Thanks,

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    Dat is "that." The phrase equates to "that is true." – Preston May 5 '15 at 19:07
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    Affirmative. Agreed. see The Urban Dictionary Tru Dat – user98990 May 5 '15 at 23:24
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"True dat" is African American Vernacular English for "That's true".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX9RVI0vaDs

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    @Area 51 Detective Fiction: I don't disagree with the principle, but do disagree that this question is general reference. The word "dat" doesn't appear in Cambridge, Collins, or Merriam-Webster, for example, and the phrase could also be syntactically puzzling, since it apparently lacks a verb and begins with an adjective. – TRomano May 5 '15 at 20:33
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    I'm quite glad that other areas of SE do not follow that rule, but instead either wkrk to improve yhe question or downvote it or flag/close-vote, as appropriate. Your room, your game, your rules, but... – keshlam May 6 '15 at 0:58
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    A belated comment: One of the so-called "general references" on the internet refers to this phrase as a "bastardized version" of that's true. Remember that next time you're ready to click the Close button. – TRomano Jan 27 '16 at 11:30
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It means "that is true." "Dat" is used for "that" in some dialects.

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