baby daddy


: the biological father of a woman's child
especially : one who is not married to or in a long-term, intimate relationship with the child's mother
Near the end, a very pregnant Sara watches as her baby daddy cozies up to a new girlfriend. Jessica Heslam, Boston Herald, 16 Jan. 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baby daddy was in 1993

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“Baby daddy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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