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/ ˈdæd i /
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noun, plural dad·dies.
Informal. a diminutive of dad1.
Slang. sugar daddy.
Slang. an affectionate or familiar term of address to a boyfriend or male romantic partner, especially if he is older.
verb (used with object), dad·died, dad·dy·ing.
Chiefly Appalachian. to father or sire.
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Idioms about daddy

    daddy of all, Informal. the greatest or most notable example of: the daddy of all motorcycles.

Origin of daddy

First recorded in 1490–1500; dad1 + -y2
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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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Other Idioms and Phrases with daddy


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

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