[ dad-ee ]
/ ˈdæd i /

noun, plural dad·dies.

a diminutive of dad1.
Slang. sugar daddy.

verb (used with object), dad·died, dad·dy·ing.

Chiefly Appalachian. to father or sire.

Origin of daddy

First recorded in 1490–1500; dad1 + -y2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for daddy


/ (ˈdædɪ) /

noun plural -dies

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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Idioms and Phrases with daddy


see big daddy; granddaddy of them all; sugar daddy.

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