a wealthy, middle-aged man who spends freely on a young woman in return for her companionship or intimacy.
Origin of sugar daddy
First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for sugar daddy
slang a rich usually middle-aged or old man who bestows expensive gifts on a young person in return for companionship or sexual favours
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Word Origin and History for sugar daddy
also sugar-daddy, "elderly man who lavishes gifts on a young woman," 1926, from sugar + daddy.
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Idioms and Phrases with sugar daddy
A wealthy, usually older man who gives expensive gifts to someone much younger in return for companionship or sexual favors. For example, The aspiring young actress and the sugar daddy are a classic combination in Hollywood. The sugar in this term alludes to the sweetening role of the gifts, and daddy to the age difference between the pair. [Early 1900s]
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