- a wealthy, middle-aged man who spends freely on a young woman in return for her companionship or intimacy.
Origin of 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
Word Origin and History for sugar daddy
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]