sugar daddy


Definition of sugar daddy

1 : a well-to-do usually older man who supports or spends lavishly on a mistress, girlfriend, or boyfriend
2 : a generous benefactor of a cause or undertaking

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Examples of sugar daddy in a Sentence

She's on the lookout for a new sugar daddy. the only reason the town has any Independence Day fireworks in the first place is because the Internet tycoon has willingly become the event's de facto sugar daddy
Recent Examples on the Web Knows [Ariana is] crying and decides getting drunk with a sugar daddy is better. Aurelie Corinthios,, "Jersey Shore's Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Accuses Ex Jen Harley of 'Abandoning' Their Daughter," 12 Dec. 2019 The reports focus on sugar babies and sugar daddies at UCF (one of the top schools in the nation for these relationships); a spike in child Baker Acts in Florida; and a chemotherapy drug that may be causing permanent hair loss. Hal Boedeker,, "Pulse: ‘NewsNight’ recalls shooting, examines lasting impact," 5 June 2019 Plans to build a new 60,000 seater stadium for the club have already been put on hold following Abramovich's visa issues, leaving Chelsea fans concerned that their club's sugar daddy might be growing tired of his favourite toy., "How Roman Abramovich Lost His Grip on English Football & What it Means for Chelsea Moving Forward," 29 June 2018 Monsieur Carradine, a suave real estate developer and Juliette’s would-be sugar daddy, wants to buy the brothers’ property to make room for a new casino. New York Times, "Beautiful People in European Villas: a Film Genre of Its Own," 15 May 2018 Besides, even these governments must finally see the nonviability of a world order built on America being every country’s sugar daddy. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "A Foreigner’s Guide to Trade War," 26 June 2018 Even the old sugar daddies seem wary of anything outside their rich but circumscribed circle. Tom Gliatto,, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," 17 Jan. 2018 In a classic sugar daddy (or mama) relationship, the older person gives the younger person money for bills, housing, clothes and/or personal grooming and gets companionship to whatever level the two of them agree. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Florida college students sure love their sugar daddies, website says," 8 Jan. 2018 Unfortunately for all sugar daddies in revolt, the T-shirt is currently sold out. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Rihanna Says Goodbye to Her 20s While Wearing an 'I Hate Rihanna' T-Shirt," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of sugar daddy

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sugar daddy was in 1926

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27 Dec 2019

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“Sugar daddy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sugar daddy

informal : a rich, older man who gives money, gifts, etc., to someone (such as a young woman) in exchange for sex, friendship, etc.

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