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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
daddy longlegs
sugar daddy
▪ The point is that Sun's kind of sugar daddy is neither uncommon, illegal or even fattening.
▪ A bill comes in and along comes sugar daddy with a loan, you can t resist it.
▪ She always had a sugar daddy.
▪ Mummy was worried because she didn't know when daddy was coming home - Anna was sure of that now.
▪ Yes, she did: she wanted daddy to come home.
▪ At least she could now tell the child that daddy was coming home.
▪ Why had mummy and daddy ever come here, away from all Anna's friends?
▪ Please say yes! Go on, daddy, say yes!
▪ And what's it like knowing your dear daddy died in a shoot-out?
▪ Of course he knew your daddy.
▪ Mummy was worried because she didn't know when daddy was coming home - Anna was sure of that now.
▪ You know how your daddy tells you to put some of your money away for a rainy day?
▪ In his mind's eye, Preston saw himself as the daddy in one of the twins' bedtime books.
▪ Imagine our laughter when one of them told us her daddy had gone into hospital.
▪ At least she could now tell the child that daddy was coming home.
Daddy, can I have a drink, please?
▪ Go and ask Daddy if he'll give you a ride to school.
▪ Look, Daddy's home!
▪ My daddy is a pilot.
▪ Where's your daddy?
▪ As I got older, we started singing as a trio with my daddy.
▪ How many of these songs could she have been singing to her daddy?
▪ I once heard daddy say to her He'd picked a rotten wife.
▪ Most boys think their daddy hung the moon.
▪ My granddaddy and my daddy both were police chiefs in this town.
▪ Prof Eno took us aside and explained about mummy rabbits and daddy rabbits.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Daddy \Dad"dy\, n. Diminutive of Dad.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, colloquial diminutive of dad, with -y (3). Daddylonglegs is from 1814; daddy-o is first recorded 1949, from bop talk.


n. One's father.


n. an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk [syn: dad, dada, pa, papa, pappa, pater, pop]


Daddy is an affectionate, familiar term, form of direct address, or nickname for a father.

It may also refer to:

Daddy (Korn song)

"Daddy" is a song recorded, and performed by American nu metal band Korn for their self-titled debut album. It is the album's 12th and final track.

Daddy (poem)

"Daddy" is a poem written by American poet Sylvia Plath. It was written on October 12, 1962, shortly before her death, and published posthumously in Ariel in 1965. The poem's implications and thematic concerns have been discussed academically, with many differing conclusions. The relative popularity of "Daddy" can be attributed to Plath's vivid use of imagery and controversial use of the Holocaust as a metaphor. Critics have also viewed "Daddy" as a response to Plath's complex relationship with her father, Otto Plath, who died shortly after her eighth birthday as a result of undiagnosed diabetes.

Daddy (2001 film)

Daddy is a 2001 Telugu drama film, produced by Allu Aravind on Geetha Arts banner and directed by Suresh Krishna. Starring Chiranjeevi, Simran, Ashima Bhalla in the lead roles and music composed by S. A. Rajkumar. The film is the first debut of Allu Arjun into the film industry. The film was successful at the box office. It was released on 4 October 2001. The film was also dubbed into Hindi as Meri Izzat.

Daddy (Sammy Kaye song)

"Daddy" is a song recorded by Sammy Kaye, using the band name "Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye", with vocals by The Kaye Choir. It hit number one in the Billboard on June 21, 1941. The single was number one for a total of eight weeks.

Daddy (1992 film)

Daddy is a 1992 Indian Malayalam-language (semi hit) film starring Arvind Swamy, Gouthami Tadimalla and Suresh Gopi.

Daddy (Emeli Sandé song)

"Daddy" is a song by British singer and songwriter Emeli Sandé, featuring Naughty Boy. It was released on 27 November 2011 as the second single from her debut album Our Version of Events, which was released on 13 February 2012. In early January 2012, it was made iTunes' song of the week.

Daddy (1991 film)

Daddy, also known as Danielle Steel's Daddy, is a 1991 television film directed by Michael Miller. The film is based upon the 1989 novel Daddy written by Danielle Steel.

Daddy (drama)

Daddy is a Pakistani drama serial which premiered on ARY Digital on 13 November 2010 and ended on 5 February in the following year. The serial is produced by Samina Humayun Saeed's Production house Six Sigma Productions, written by Ali Imran, directed by Misbah Khalid.

This was veteran actor Khayyam Sarhadi's last drama serial. He died before the last episode was aired, which was officially dedicated to the deceased actor.

Daddy (gay slang)

A Daddy in gay culture is a slang term meaning a (typically) older man sexually involved in a relationship or having a sexual interest in a younger man. The age gap may differ, but the relationship involves the traditional parental hierarchy of father-son dynamics, the daddy providing emotional support and guidance along with sexual encouragement and nurturing to the inexperienced and vulnerable partner.

Often these relationships are categorized as either "DADDY and boi" or "DAD and son," although this is not absolute, and some relationships prefer no labels. Dad, or Daddy, are completely different from the similarly labeled sugar daddy, although this can sometimes lead to some confusion.

Category:Pornography terms Category:LGBT slang

Daddy (novel)

Daddy is a 1989 novel by Danielle Steel.

Secretly, though Sarah has always longed for more than to be just a mother. She and Oliver married young and she became pregnant on their honeymoon. She began planning for an abortion until Oliver found out and was thrilled about the baby. At the time they were living in a small New York apartment and Benjamin had colic quite badly and was driving Sarah nuts. When Benjamin was only a year old though Sarah discovered she was pregnant again, and again planned for an abortion. Oliver fought her on it again, and their daughter Melissa was born. With their apartment growing smaller by the day, they bought their house in Purchase, not far from Oliver's parents, and Sarah concentrated on driving car pools, PTA, and taking the children to various activities. When Melissa was five and Benjamin nine, Sarah discovers she is pregnant again, as the result of the vacation she and Oliver took. Beyond upset, she plans for an abortion with her family doctor who asks how Oliver feels about what she's doing and she admits he doesn't know she's pregnant. He insists she talk to Oliver before the procedure is performed and again he is thrilled about the baby and horrified that she would consider an abortion. They fight about it for several days but in the end she keeps the baby, and reassures him daily that she will not care about it. Oliver promises to love it for both of them, and baby Sam is born on Election Day. Several years pass and the children are ten, fifteen, and seventeen, and Sarah receives a letter in the mail notifying her of her acceptance to Harvard graduate school. Although the school is in Boston and they live in New York, Sarah decides to leave her family and move to Boston, promising to visit on weekends. The family is understandably upset, and more so when weeks go by and Sarah does not return for a visit. Oliver is working late nights and not getting home until 9 o'clock at night, and the kids are left in the care of Agnes, the housekeeper.

Losing control of his children's behavior, Oliver decides to take a rental apartment in New York city so he can get home to his children sooner at night. He arranges to close the house and applies to prestigious New York schools for the three kids. This proves difficult for Benjamin, who has always been a straight A student and has let his grades slip drastically because he is spending all of his time with his girlfriend, a high-school dropout named Sandra Carter. The children are upset when told about the move to New York, and Benjamin flat out refuses. When Oliver questions why, Benjamin informs him that Sandra is pregnant. Oliver realizes the conception occurred right around Christmas, and Sarah's departure from the family.

Benjamin drops out of high school to take care of her. He has two jobs, one pumping gas, and the other as a bus boy. Oliver, the children, and Agnes go ahead and move to New York, and when summer comes the children go to Europe with Sarah and her new live in friend, Jean Luc, and Oliver has his first relationship with a woman he meets on the train, Megan Townsend.

But Megan ends up breaking Oliver's already fragile heart. By then, Oliver is afraid to love but then he falls for the superstar Charlotte who turns his pathetic life upside down.

Daddy (Beyoncé song)

"Daddy" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her debut studio album, Dangerously in Love (2003). It was composed by Beyoncé as well as Mark Batson. The song was not originally intended to be featured on the final track listing of the album. Beyoncé was able to record the song as the release date of her debut album had been postponed. "Daddy" was released to US iTunes Store as a digital single on June 3, 2003, through Columbia Records.

Beyoncé explained that the song's development was motivated by the devotion and the loyalty her father/ manager, Mathew Knowles has towards his family members. Many of the songs on the album examine aspects of relationships. However, "Daddy" was considered to be an element analyzing the kinship ties between a father and his offspring from a different and more powerful perspective. Music critics, who generally received the song with positive reception, commented that the song was a way for Beyoncé to pay tribute to her father.

Daddy (1917 film)

Daddy is a 1917 British silent drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Langhorn Burton, Peggy Kurton and William Lugg. After his musician dies his young son goes to live with a violin manufacturer falling in his love with his daughter as he grows up.

Daddy (2004 film)

Daddy (, translit. Papa) is a 2004 Russian drama film directed by and starring Vladimir Mashkov. It was entered into the 26th Moscow International Film Festival.

Daddy (Psy song)

"Daddy" is the 21st K-pop single by the South Korean musician Psy. The song was released on November 30, 2015 to his YouTube channel, as the lead single of his 7th studio album Chiljip PSY-Da. It features CL of 2NE1. It samples hooks derived from " I Got It from My Mama" by

Daddy (1923 film)

Daddy is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by E. Mason Hopper for Associated First National Pictures. It stars Jackie Coogan, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Josie Sedgwick, and Cesare Gravina. The script was written by Jackie Coogan's parents, Jack and Lillian. Coogan plays the son of a poor violin teacher who is separated from his father when his parents break up their marriage, only to be reunited again when his father makes it as a famous musician. The film was shot on six reels.

Daddy (dog)

Daddy (1994 ‒ February 19, 2010) was an American Pit Bull Terrier integral to dog trainer Cesar Millan's work and his television series, Dog Whisperer. Daddy became known for his calm temperament, tolerance for smaller dogs and capacity for empathy.

Millan employed Daddy's temperament to rehabilitate dogs, train dog owners and serve as a role model for a breed often associated with aggressiveness. Daddy appeared frequently in episodes of the Dog Whisperer, with Millan referring to him as his right-hand man and The True Dog Whisperer. According to Millan, Daddy "never made a mistake — never, never. He's never displayed aggression or any other negative behavior. He's just always helped me." In 2009, Millan added "I have never had a dog like Daddy. I've been astounded by his intuition, consoled by his affection, and awed by his silent empathy."

Daddy had been with Millan since he was 4 months old, when his previous owner, rapper Redman, asked Millan to care for him. As a puppy he demonstrated a natural insecurity (from having been constantly on the move with Redman) and pronounced strength. By the time Daddy was ten years old — still with Millan, having been raised with a pack of Rottweilers and having survived both cancer and chemotherapy — Millan asked Redman if he could formally adopt Daddy. The two agreed, with Millan continuing to work with Daddy.

Millan later selected another pit bull puppy, Junior, as Daddy's protégé — to apprentice, learn his temperament and prepare to assume Daddy's role after his death. At the time of Daddy's death at age 16 on February 19, 2010, Millan noted, "he represented what my grandfather taught me, never work against Mother Nature." After the death of Daddy, Junior has now assumed Daddy's role and helps Cesar with rehabilitating dogs by using calm, assertive energy.

Daddy (nickname)

Daddy is a nickname for:

  • Jim Neal (basketball) (1930-2011), American National Basketball Association player
  • Robert Daddy Potts (1898-1981), a football player in the 1926 National Football League season
  • Thomas D. Rice (1808-1860), American blackface minstrel show entertainer
  • Joe Stevenson (born 1982), semi-retired mixed martial artist
  • Moses Wilkinson, African-American slave who led a band of runaway slaves to freedom in 1776 and became a Methodist preacher in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone
  • Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks, a major character in the comic strip Little Orphan Annie
Daddy (2015 comedy-drama film)

Daddy is an American comedy-drama film, slated for release in 2015. The directorial debut of Gerald McCullouch, the film is based on the play by Dan Via.

The film stars McCullouch and Via as Colin McCormack and Stewart Wisniewski, two gay men in their late 40s. Longtime friends whose relationship has taken on many of the emotional undercurrents and routines of a non-sexual marriage, their bond is tested when Colin begins dating a younger man ( Jaime Cepero).

The film's cast also includes Brooke Anne Smith, Jay Jackson, Tamlyn Tomita, Scott Henry, John Rubinstein, Mackenzie Astin, Richard Riehle and Leslie Easterbrook.

Daddy (2015 drama film)

Daddy is a feature film produced and directed by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh, that has participated in several international film festivals in 2015 and 2016 and has been nominated for and won several awards. The movie was filmed in St. Mary's, Georgia as well as in Jacksonville, Florida, at locations such as the historic Sun Ray Cinema at Five points. Several articles describe the movie's shooting and international film participation in the newspapers.

Usage examples of "daddy".

Daddy caught my grandfather abusing me, and Grandpapa killed him to keep him quiet.

She was frankly glad that Billabong devoted most of its energies to cattle, and only put up with the sheep work because, since Daddy was there, it never occurred to her to do anything else but go.

Part of my boohooing was because I had lost my sugar daddy, I admit it.

He had worked himself into a daddy of a tantrum, cancelled both shows and then had to find someone to blame.

Nobody was near except Daddy John and Courant, smoking pipes on the other side of the fire.

There was nothing to do with Bess but shoot her, and Courant went back for his pistols, while Daddy John and the doctor came up to listen with long faces.

Somewhere behind her Daddy John and Courant made a noise with skillets and picket pins and spoke a little, a sentence mutteringly dropped and monosyllabically answered.

Years before, at the beginning of the sixties, Buddy and I had been trying to grow psilocybin mushrooms in a cottage-cheese vat at the little creamery Daddy staked Buddy to after he got out of Oregon State.

Yes, smiles break out all around as we cast daddies, brothers, husbands into near-respectable village idiots in the stories we spin over bowls of homegrown, freshly snapped peas, clotheslines draped with bleach-scented, bloodstained damp sheets, sinks filled with suds and supper-crusted dishes.

Great Yard, enjoying the sun, enjoying the shade and the majesty of the ancient trees, chattering away into their cell phones, which their daddies could pay for as easily as drawing their next breath, suffused with the conspicuous lapidary consumption of all this royal Middle English Gothic architecture and the knowledge that they were among that elite minifraction of the youth of Americaof the youth of the world!

But it looks to me like a man gets two chances when it comes to daddies, to have one and to be one.

Buddhic cable-knit Harv, dandling his bear on his knee now, calmly asks Kevin Bain if it feels to his Inner Infant like Mommy and Daddy were ever going to appear cribside to meet his needs.

Then she sees me, gives Daddy one of those we-have-to-talk-in-private looks, Doss asks me to please leave for a second.

Help me get these packages back on the shelves before daddy or Erle come along.

When the diocese daddies saw what an eyesore they had representing their faith in Berkeley, they all shit bricks.