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sugar daddy

noun, Informal.
1.
a wealthy, middle-aged man who spends freely on a young woman in return for her companionship or intimacy.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for sugar-daddy

sugar daddy

noun
1.
(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

sugar daddy

n.

also sugar-daddy, "elderly man who lavishes gifts on a young woman," 1926, from sugar + daddy.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sugar-daddy

sugar daddy

noun phrase

A man who provides money, esp one who supports a clandestine sweetheart or a gold-digger: Mrs Shawsky must have had a sugar daddy on the side/ The Pentagon seems to be playing sugar daddy to a lot of American workers (1926+)

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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 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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