a dad's friend and a dad friend

Discussion in 'English Only' started by 4faces, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. 4faces Senior Member

    Hi all,

    A dad's friend and a dad friend (of mine) - they don't seem to mean the same.

    My guess is that a dad's friend is a friend of my father's and a dad friend of mine is a friend of mine who happens to have kids.

    Is that right? Thanks in advance.
  2. suzi br

    suzi br Senior Member

    English / England
    Hi, your own idea makes sense to me,.

    I have to say I cannot imagine using the dad friend pairing myself, I would understand it if I met it in a relelvant context.
  3. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
    I'm afraid neither of the pairings sounds natural to me, 4faces...:(

    Where did you find them?

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