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 Holding the mounded paddle over the pot, daddy would use a knife to push a lump off the end and send it plopping into the sizzling oil. Leslie Anne Tarabella, al, "Don’t give me a bad hushpuppy," 10 Sep. 2020 My mother's people were musical, mostly gospel, but my mother and all of her people play some musical instruments, and some of my daddy's people. USA Today, "Help support journalism about women’s rights.," 27 Aug. 2020 The couple announced their daughter's arrival via UNICEF on Wednesday night, sharing a black-and-white image of their little one grasping her daddy's finger while Perry held on to the newborn's wrist. Nicholas Rice,, "Katy Perry Shows Off Her Post-Baby Body as She Poses in a Nursing Bra and Maternity Underwear," 31 Aug. 2020 The contract, referred to as a Family Pledge, is something for mommy or daddy to hang on the refrigerator, not submit to their employer. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ford wants employees to sign COVID-19 contracts," 27 Aug. 2020 John Travolta is honoring his late wife Kelly Preston with a daddy-daughter dance. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "'One of Kelly's favorite things': John Travolta honors late wife by dancing with daughter," 22 Aug. 2020 Her mama is gone, her daddy is gone, her grandmother is gone. Shelby Stewart, Houston Chronicle, "'We would've rolled': Bun B stands up for Megan Thee Stallion," 24 Aug. 2020 Thank you to grandma for hooking up with my grandpa, which made my momma, who hooked up with my daddy. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, "Tiffany Haddish Gives Advice to Emmys Host Jimmy Kimmel and Reveals Dream to Open a Grocery Store," 12 Aug. 2020 But Matthew Dodson's wealthy daddy turned off the spigot after the Olympic village deal went south. Matt Cabral,, "Perry Mason recap: Perry puts the final puzzle pieces together, while Sister Alice falls apart," 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of daddy

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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16 Sep 2020

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“Daddy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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How to pronounce daddy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of daddy

informal : a person's father


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

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