dad·dy | \ˈda-dē \
plural daddies

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Examples of daddy in a Sentence

I stopped calling my father “Daddy” because I thought it sounded childish. Cook's Tours can be considered the daddy of all organized travel tours.

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Ahead of the surprise, Victoria had shared a birthday shot of her husband and kids sans Brooklyn to wish David a happy birthday: Happy birthday to the best daddy!! Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "This Video of Brooklyn Surprising David Beckham Just Made Me Weep," 3 May 2018 Sure, there's the endless battle between good and evil, space samurai cutting each other's hands off with beams of light, and the galaxy's most serious case of daddy issues, but the real highlight of Star Wars is the explosions. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "11 of the Best Explosions In 'Star Wars' But Backwards," 4 May 2018 In that sense, Ivanka is demonstrating a modern model of the daddy’s girl: successful father, successful daughter. Nicola Pardy,, "Before Ivanka Trump, There Was Julie Nixon," 12 Mar. 2018 Detroit Auto Show: Mercedes says the G-Class is the daddy or granddaddy of the rest of its SUV lineup, tracing its roots to 1972. Chris Woodyard, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit auto show: Mercedes G-Class off-road SUV adds swagger to the trail," 15 Jan. 2018 Reynolds' Twitter lessons cover all sorts of parenting 101 topics: teaching a child to self-soothe by walking out of their lives forever, or explaining to a toddler that mommy and daddy are going to die., "Ryan Reynolds Tweets Dad Advice Literally No One Should Heed," 15 June 2018 Then there are those who see every untoward event as the product of mommy and daddy (i.e., authority figures) letting them down. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Big Tech Takes Us to the Unknown," 27 Mar. 2018 Getty Images With Khloe Kardashian and baby daddy Tristan Thompson now picking up the pieces to rebuild their relationship, Kim Kardashian West has been left with the challenge of trying to fix things with him, too. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian Forced Tristan Thompson to Un-Block Her on Instagram," 28 June 2018 The Fortress Fest Millenial audience's musical grand-daddy. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Star-Telegram Fortress Fest Day 2 live blog: The biggest surprise of the festival | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of daddy

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of daddy

: a person's father


dad·dy | \ˈda-dē \
plural daddies

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