- Chiefly Appalachian. to father or sire.
Origin of daddy
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Examples from the Web for daddy
Between 25 and 30, you’re trying to decide how much longer before you start growing a beard and calling yourself ‘Daddy.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic
January 9, 2015
A recent U.S. study found men get a “daddy bonus” —employers seem to like men who have children and their salaries show it.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
Of course, Kim Jong-Un takes an image hit as a Katy Perry-obsessed, margarita-drinking maniac with daddy issues.I Was Honeydicked Into Spending Christmas with ‘The Interview’
December 26, 2014
Alexis did not know to act differently than she might for any other picture taken of her by her daddy.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture
December 4, 2014
A generation of orphaned, high-heeled girls, looking for a daddy as much as a sugar daddy.Russia’s Gold Digger Academy
November 11, 2014
But daddy's attentions were for few, and not to be lightly received.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
I don't know why I never thought of royalties since Daddy went.
It's an inheritance from Daddy, this concentrating with all my might on one thing at a time.
You're the thief—Levi West—you come here and stole my daddy from me ye did.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
Besides, he feared the rod of the monks, or his daddy, if he remained.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
- an informal word for father
- the daddy slang, mainly US, Canadian and Australian the supreme or finest examplethe daddy of them all
- slang the dominant male in a group; boss; top man
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Word Origin and History for daddy
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Idioms and Phrases with daddy
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