Slang. an affectionate or familiar term of address to a boyfriend or male romantic partner, especially if he is older.
Chiefly Appalachian. to father or sire.
Idioms about daddy
daddy of all, Informal. the greatest or most notable example of: the daddy of all motorcycles.
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How to use daddy in a sentence
Ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, we dig into the DNA of dads at a time of daddy disruption.
My daddy makes movies for work, and we made a movie together.'A Year Full of Emotions.' What Kids Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic | Allison Singer | June 12, 2021 | Time
So, I more learned to be serious about it, because I like to joke around a lot with my daddy.
My daddy was a teacher too, so of course I just learned from seeing him, but he was real serious about music.
It was just Southern life, and my daddy’s trying to play jazz, nobody really want to hear that.
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 | Samantha Allen | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
A recent U.S. study found men get a “daddy bonus” —employers seem to like men who have children and their salaries show it.
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’ | Allison McNearney | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Too many people reverted to a childlike state, and they wanted a daddy-protector.The U.S. Will Torture Again—and We’re All to Blame | Michael Tomasky | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Michael Daly | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I hoped daddy would get my letter and come and take charge of the search himself.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
“I am interested in her particularly because daddy Norwood needs her,” admitted the older girl.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
I dare say daddy has heaps of extra things on his hands because of all the time he spent gadding with us in Europe.Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
Still no sign of daddy, think must be dead or stolen though nobody to steal same in country.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
We have roamed around with daddy too much to be quite like pattern society girls.Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
British Dictionary definitions for daddy
an informal word for father
the daddy slang, mainly US, Canadian and Australian the supreme or finest example: the daddy of them all
slang the dominant male in a group; boss; top man
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with daddy
see big daddy; granddaddy of them all; sugar daddy.
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