sugar daddy

noun

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

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 The new museum director, the article implied, was little more than a chorus girl with a sugar daddy. Mary Carole Mccauley, Baltimore Sun, 3 Apr. 2022 Any scenario where your friend would need to send money to her potential sugar daddy could be this sort of mistaken overpayment scam and is a red flag. Paco De Leon, refinery29.com, 25 Oct. 2021 Finding the right sugar daddy and slowly building trust simply takes time. Paco De Leon, refinery29.com, 25 Oct. 2021 Would Kelsey Chevrolet be a legal sugar daddy for Xavier? Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 29 June 2021 Central Florida sports fans will always owe Orlando City owner Flávio Augusto da Silva a massive debt of gratitude for stepping up when a minor-league franchise needed a sugar daddy to fund the leap to Major League Soccer. Mike Bianchi, orlandosentinel.com, 11 May 2021 Shiva Baby is a movie with a perfect logline: a sugar baby runs into both her sugar daddy and her ex-girlfriend while sitting shiva (a period of mourning following a Jewish funeral) with her parents. Jocelyn Silver, Vogue, 2 Apr. 2021 While begrudgingly accompanying her parents to a shiva, the Jewish mourning ritual, a college student encounters not only her ex-girlfriend, but also her sugar daddy. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2021 But probably not one including your ex-girlfriend, sugar daddy (wife and baby daughter in tow) and your parents, too. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

13 Apr 2022

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“Sugar daddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sugar%20daddy. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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