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[dad-ee] /ˈdæd i/
noun, plural daddies.
a diminutive of dad1 .
Slang. sugar daddy.
verb (used with object), daddied, daddying.
Chiefly Appalachian. to father or sire.
Origin of daddy
1490-1500; dad1 + -y2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • “See what daddy sent us,” she said, holding up the package for him to see.

    Sunny Boy in the Country Ramy Allison White
  • But daddy's attentions were for few, and not to be lightly received.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • But he had not any such message for daddy Joe, and felt trivial in his mask.

    The Debatable Land Arthur Colton
  • I don't know why I never thought of royalties since daddy went.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • "You're looking for your Bobby, and I'm searching for my daddy," said Puss, sadly.

British Dictionary definitions for daddy


noun (pl) -dies
an informal word for father
(slang, mainly US & Canadian, Austral) the daddy, the supreme or finest example: the daddy of them all
(slang) the dominant male in a group; boss; top man
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Word Origin and History for daddy

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
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Slang definitions & phrases for daddy



(also dag-blamed or dag-blasted) Wretched; accursed; darn: Git outta my dad-blamed way (1840s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with daddy
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