sugar daddy

noun Informal.
a wealthy, middle-aged man who spends freely on a young woman in return for her companionship or intimacy.

Origin:
1915–20

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sugar daddy
 
n
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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sugar daddy definition


  1. n.
    an older man who takes care of a younger person, especially a young man or woman. : Mr. Wilson is sort of a sugar daddy to the whole team.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
One day she brings home a wealthy businessman who agrees to become her sugar daddy.
There are only three ways to fix a public debt crisis: raise taxes, cut spending, or find a sugar daddy.
Being a sugar daddy has nothing to do with masculinity.
Next chair on industrial sugar daddy dating beat these care despite last opening.
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