daddy-o

or dad·di-o

[ dad-ee-oh ]
/ ˈdæd iˌoʊ /

noun

Slang. daddy(def 1).
Older Slang. a term of familiar address to a man, originally used by jazz musicians to display camaraderie.

Origin of daddy-o

daddy + -o; def 1 was first recorded in 1910–15; def 2 was first recorded in 1940–45.
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Examples from the Web for daddi-o

  • Listen, Daddy-O—how can the human race get anywhere without progress?

    Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett