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

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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, PEOPLE.com, "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 Andrew, good-looking and glibly sophisticated, becomes a gigolo to some very rich sugar daddies in San Diego. Tom Gliatto, PEOPLE.com, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," 17 Jan. 2018 Some college students deal with the financial realities of getting a college education by getting a sugar daddy. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Florida college students sure love their sugar daddies, website says," 8 Jan. 2018 The party enlisted national sugar daddies like the Kochs, and regional ones like Art Pope in North Carolina. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "A Rising Constitutional Crisis No One Is Talking About," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of sugar daddy

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sugar daddy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sugar daddy

: 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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