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

Examples of big daddy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The creator, Matt Negrete and Scott Gimple, the big daddy of The Walking Dead want to jump on a call with you. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 13 Oct. 2020 Delta Skymiles Reserve American Express Card The big daddy, and according to Harteveldt, far and away the most exciting of all the new cards is the Reserve. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Jan. 2020 There are three options: a 30-inch mill, a 48-inch and the big daddy goes up to a 67 inches. Greg Burnett, cleveland, 3 Nov. 2019 Durek is a sixth-generation healer and pretty much the big daddy mack of the metaphysical scene. Tatiana Boncompagni, Marie Claire, 15 Oct. 2019 When my son @KevinHart4real goes down with an injury, his big daddy steps in. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 4 Sep. 2019 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, 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, 27 Apr. 2018 But, according to Reidy, the big daddy of parades was in Savannah, Georgia. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, 13 Mar. 2018 See More

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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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“Big daddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/big%20daddy. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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