dad·​dy | \ ˈda-dē How to pronounce daddy (audio) \
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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While trying to rescue her daddy, the flood waters are rising and a ‘congregation’ of alligators, big ones are arriving. Guy Hanford, Ramona Sentinel, "Flickers: ‘The Lion King’ leads in box office," 24 July 2019 Suddenly the door of the truck opens, and a girl, maybe 10 or 11 years old, starts shouting at your partner for taking her daddy. The Economist, "Simulators teach police and their critics when to shoot," 11 July 2019 In addition to hiking, Simon, now three years old, and his daddy have been mountain biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, RV-ing, and taken a mine cart adventure. Mindy Sink, The Know, "5 Colorado Instagram pets that are more adventurous (and cuter) than you," 27 June 2019 The word echoes its rhyming noun daddy, however, there is no indication that zaddy must refer exclusively to a parent. Puja Prakash, Vogue, "The Zaddies, Living and Dead, of Game of Thrones," 3 May 2019 And a daddy and daughter duo from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania have gone viral after an Instagram video surfaced of them watching a basketball game together. Kynala Phillips, Essence, "Adorable Baby Goes Viral After Mimicking Her Dad’s Basketball Commentary," 27 June 2019 Hoffman’s daddy day offers include a 16 ounce Milk and Dark Chocolate Classic Assortment ($29.95; the 8 ounce assortment is $14.95). Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Dining out on dad’s day? Here’s a guide to Father’s Day restaurant specials," 7 June 2019 Dope, which has built a large readership among younger cannabis users, has been acquired by High Times, the grand-daddy of weed magazines. Paul Roberts, The Seattle Times, "Seattle-based Dope Magazine sold for $11M to High Times," 25 Sep. 2018 At the end, Kingstone stands up in the booth and gives his daddy a hug, laying his head on his shoulder. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Dad and his babbling son land Denny's ad and it's just as hilarious as first viral video," 19 June 2019

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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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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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