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noun,plural dad·dies.
  1. Informal. a diminutive of dad1.

  2. Slang. sugar daddy.

  1. 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.
  1. Chiefly Appalachian. to father or sire.

Idioms about daddy

  1. 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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How to use daddy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for daddy


/ (ˈdædɪ) /

nounplural -dies
  1. an informal word for father

  2. the daddy slang, mainly US, Canadian and Australian the supreme or finest example: the daddy of them all

  1. 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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