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  • enPR: dăd'i, IPA(key): /ˈdædi/
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  • Rhymes: -ædi


daddy (plural daddies)

  1. (usually childish) Father.
  2. (informal) A male lover.
    • 1955, Ray Charles, Greenbacks
      She looked at me with that familiar desire
      Her eyes lit up like they were on fire
      She said, "My name's Flo, and you're on the right track,
      But look here, daddy, I wear furs on my back,
      So if you want to have fun in this man's land,
      Let Lincoln and Jackson start shaking hands."
  3. (dated slang) An informal term of address for a man.
    Rock 'n' roll is cool, daddy, and you know it!


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daddy (third-person singular simple present daddies, present participle daddying, simple past and past participle daddied)

  1. (chiefly Appalachia) To father; to sire.
    • 1965, Havilah Babcock, Jaybirds Go to Hell on Friday: And Other Stories
      "Just supposin' Mister has daddied a pup here and there," said old man Rivers. "What's wrong with that? Ain't your foxhounds han'some and hard-runnin'?" "But they all pint birds," said my Pa. "Whoever heered of a foxhound pintin' birds?"
    • 1997, Larry L. King, True Facts, Tall Tales, and Pure Fiction (→ISBN):
      Grieving apparently wasn't a full-time job, however, since Hank up and married a gal named Billie Jean and daddied a daughter by yet another consoler.

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