big daddy

noun, often capitalized B&D

Definition of big daddy 

: one preeminent especially by reason of power, size, or seniority : one representing paternalistic authority

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Also, her metaphor portrays Americans as children, which is a perfect example of left-wing opinion, in the sense that government is your big daddy that's going to take care of you. Fox News, "Trump to skip White House Correspondents' Dinner again," 6 Apr. 2018 State Street at Veterans Memorial Parkway and 36th Street The big daddy of road projects this season is this busy intersection just across the Boise River from Garden City. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "'It's a record year.' Ninety ACHD road projects will test your patience and slow traffic | Idaho Statesman," 27 Apr. 2018 But, according to Reidy, the big daddy of parades was in Savannah, Georgia. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "There's more to Irish food than corned beef and cabbage. Irish Rover proves it," 13 Mar. 2018 Little Stevie trying to see what big daddy does with business. Dana Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "Steve Simon: Deadhead, tree hugger, extremely private business whiz, Pacers heir," 4 Jan. 2018 And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana. Nicole Moschella, ajc, "Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, girlfriend Lauren Hashian are expecting again," 12 Dec. 2017 And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Jokes He's 'Surrounded by Only Women' After Announcing Baby Girl News," 12 Dec. 2017 And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana. Jackie Frere, Redbook, "The Rock's New Baby Announcement Is the Cutest Thing You'll See All Day," 12 Dec. 2017 And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana. Nicole Moschella, ajc, "Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, girlfriend Lauren Hashian are expecting again," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of big daddy

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of big daddy was in 1881

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