or dad·di-o

[ dad-ee-oh ]

  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.

Words Nearby daddy-o Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use daddy-o in a sentence

  • Listen, daddy-o—how can the human race get anywhere without progress?

    Pagan Passions | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • How would you like to have a plowman for a son-in-law, Jock Stair, my daddy O?

    Nancy Stair | Elinor Macartney Lane