dad·​dy | \ˈda-dē \
plural daddies

Definition of daddy 

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Synonyms for daddy


dad, father, old man, pa, papa (also poppa), pater [chiefly British], pop, sire

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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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Fans were sent into a minor freakout after a photo surfaced, allegedly showing Kylie Jenner's baby daddy Travis Scott kissing another woman. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner and Her Sisters Shut Down Fake Travis Scott Cheating Rumors," 6 Dec. 2018 Upon which daddy made a few more calls and got Oldfield reinstated. Peter Duffy, WSJ, "‘Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society’ Review: The Mafia and the Mail," 20 Aug. 2018 Leaving baby True back at home, New mom Khloé and baby daddy Tristan were seen lounging at their villa together this last weekend, apparently spending most of their days alternating between the pool and the ocean. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Were Incredibly Loved-Up in Mexico," 16 Aug. 2018 Uncle Daddy has his standoff with Zlata, but Bryce takes a bullet and now we are left wondering if Jen's baby daddy will make it. Nina Metz,, "‘Claws’ Episode 5 recap: 5 things to know about ‘Vaginalologist’ and the good doctor’s betrayal," 9 July 2018 Of course, Kylie was flanked by her four sisters all night long, as well as her boyfriend and baby daddy, Travis Scott. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "9 Juicy Details From Kylie Jenner's Over-The-Top 21st Birthday Party That You Totally Missed," 10 Aug. 2018 And there's the scrubby red-dirt tennis court built by Mr. Jimmy's daddy, Earl, a Sunday-school teacher himself, who employed a wicked slice to always beat his son. Michael Paterniti, GQ, "Jimmy Carter for Higher Office," 26 June 2018 Hi, Carolyn: My toddler has had a major daddy preference since a little before our new baby was born. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, "Grandmother confused about estrangement from son," 16 June 2018 Harden and the Rockets lost last night, but the Warriors will go on to play the Cleveland Cavaliers—inlcuding Khloé's current boyfriend and baby daddy, Tristan Thompson—in the NBA Finals. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Had a Date Night at a Basketball Game—Where Khloé Kardashian's Ex Played," 29 May 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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living or existing for a long time

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