noun, plural daddies.
a diminutive of dad1.
Slang. sugar daddy.
verb (used with object), daddied, daddying.
Chiefly Appalachian. to father or sire.

1490–1500; dad1 + -y2 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
daddy (ˈdædɪ)
n , pl -dies
1.  an informal word for father
2.  slang chiefly (US), (Canadian), (Austral) the daddy the supreme or finest example: the daddy of them all
3.  slang the dominant male in a group; boss; top man

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Word Origin & History

c.1500, colloquial dim. of dad. Daddylonglegs is from 1814; daddy-o is first recorded 1949, from bop talk.
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American Heritage
Idioms & Phrases


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

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
As statues of daddy and grandpa were common in the corner of any proper house,
  many survive today.
It is not occupied by sweet moral scientists who pay for their research out of
  daddy's wealthy earnings.
They were also much more understanding when daddy had to close his home-office
  door and work.
Daddy will always pick him as his successor over the moe qualified business
  school grad.
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