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daddy-o

or dad·di-o

[ dad-ee-oh ]
/ ˈdæd iˌoʊ /
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noun

Older Slang. a term of familiar address to a man, originally used by jazz musicians to display camaraderie.

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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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