dad·​dy ˈda-dē How to pronounce daddy (audio)
plural daddies

Example Sentences

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.
Recent Examples on the Web In the photos that appear on his website, Sam looks happy, but certainly some of that joy comes from being with his daddy. Peggy Drexler, CNN, 30 Oct. 2022 If anything, this child has brought the cracks in their relationship to the forefront, although Lestat really does look like a daddy in that sweater vest. Sara Netzley,, 24 Oct. 2022 Tom, unlike the offspring, was playing the long game to stay in daddy’s good graces, even offering himself up as the family’s sacrificial prison lamb at one point. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 24 Oct. 2022 Amid the ongoing drama with her baby daddy, Tristan Thompson, The Kardashians star, and soon-to-be mom of two, logged onto Instagram to show off her toned physique. Seventeen, 3 Aug. 2022 The fourth-place winner, Andrew Posselt, who is a bariatric and transplant surgeon at University of California San Francisco, captured a haunting geometric shot of a daddy long-legs spider. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Oct. 2022 Happy Birthday to my loveeee, my light n best goat daddy there is!!! Alexandra Hurtado, Peoplemag, 7 Oct. 2022 Driver is seen transforming into the chic silver daddy, wearing another fine black suit after playing fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci in Ridley's Scott's House of Gucci. Nick Romano,, 7 Oct. 2022 The moment, we’re given to understand, represents a dozen others like it, but while the casting couch isn’t news, the drama here is in seeing Marilyn’s special navigation of the toxicity of Hollywood’s harassment-meets-sugar-daddy culture. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 8 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of daddy was in 1523

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“Daddy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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dad·​dy ˈdad-ē How to pronounce daddy (audio)
plural daddies

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