daddy

noun
dad·​dy | \ ˈda-dē How to pronounce daddy (audio) \
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.
Recent Examples on the Web Her good daddy had turned out to be a horrible nightmare abuser, and now he’s been replaced by a horrible nightmare monster. Noah Berlatsky, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2021 Nason and Furst also witnessed first-hand the dynamic between the couple, in which DeAnne acts like the ditz to Mark’s daddy. Kate Aurthur, Variety, 30 Aug. 2021 Shock, disbelief, horror, sadness, sorrow, anger and grief...Please say some extra prayers of comfort for his mama/daddy and sisters. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 28 Aug. 2021 At the time, the pair announced their daughter's arrival via UNICEF — the couple are Goodwill Ambassadors for the charity — sharing a black and white image of their little one grasping her daddy's finger while Perry held onto her newborn's wrist. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 28 Aug. 2021 Mongal is Mongul’s daughter, who, like daddy, is super-strong and hard to injure. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 14 Aug. 2021 Practicing for those eventualities aboard a Dragon requires a whole new kind of training, because by any measure, the new ship is not your daddy’s spacecraft. Belinda Luscombe, Time, 10 Aug. 2021 Practicing for those eventualities aboard a Dragon requires a whole new kind of training, because by any measure, the new ship is not your daddy’s spacecraft. Belinda Luscombe, Time, 10 Aug. 2021 So the Cuomosexual is dead, and with it, the fantasy that the Governor conjured on television: the tough and tender protector, the daddy/lover/head of state who will save us from both COVID-19 and Donald Trump. Lizzie Widdicombe, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of daddy

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Sep 2021

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“Daddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daddy. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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daddy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of daddy

: a person's father

daddy

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

Kids Definition of daddy

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