daddy

[ dad-ee ]
/ ˈdæd i /

noun, plural dad·dies.

a diminutive of dad1.
Slang. sugar daddy.

verb (used with object), dad·died, dad·dy·ing.

Chiefly Appalachian. to father or sire.

Nearby words

  1. dad-in-law,
  2. dada,
  3. dadah,
  4. dadd,
  5. daddah,
  6. daddy longlegs,
  7. daddy track,
  8. daddy-longlegs,
  9. daddy-o,
  10. dado

Origin of daddy

First recorded in 1490–1500; dad1 + -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for daddy

daddy

/ (ˈdædɪ) /

noun plural -dies

an informal word for father
the daddy slang, mainly US, Canadian and Australian the supreme or finest examplethe daddy of them all
slang the dominant male in a group; boss; top man
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Word Origin and History for daddy

daddy

n.

c.1500, colloquial diminutive of dad, with -y (3). Daddylonglegs is from 1814; daddy-o is first recorded 1949, from bop talk.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with daddy

daddy

see big daddy; granddaddy of them all; sugar daddy.

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