big daddy


often capitalized B&D
: one preeminent especially by reason of power, size, or seniority : one representing paternalistic authority

Examples of big daddy in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of big daddy was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Big daddy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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