Definition of daddy in English:

daddy

noun

informal
  • 1One's father.

    • ‘It was just my daddy and me growing up and I just think he's the most wonderful thing.’
    • ‘I was a real daddy's girl so when my dad passed away it was hard for me.’
    • ‘My daddy is a bit of a tennis nut himself so I'm following in his footsteps.’
    • ‘The air of expectation was almost palpable in the hall as mammies, daddies, grannies, grand dads, sisters, brothers, cousins and friends waited for the show to begin.’
    • ‘My mother was the one I'd have fun with, but my daddy protected me.’
    • ‘The Sports Day Fathers race was a serious event with all the daddies togged out for the event!’
    • ‘I heard her tell Rosie that she didn't think daddy loved us anymore.’
    • ‘When I was a little girl, my daddy brought me out to this field to play.’
    • ‘I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.’
    • ‘He loves his tucker, just like his daddy, so not eating means something is definitely wrong.’
    • ‘Maybe they never had a mommy and a daddy who loved them, and maybe they never had opportunities.’
    • ‘He looks as if he's scared that his daddy is just around the corner, might have seen him misbehaving and will ground him for a month.’
    • ‘He's doing much better now, but he clearly misses his daddy.’
    • ‘He was accustomed to his daddy travelling overseas once a month and their reunions were delicious.’
    • ‘Families, kids, mammies, daddies and dogs are all welcome to watch if they have an interest in the game.’
    • ‘He would like to work with his daddy John who has his own computer business.’
    • ‘There's no way in the world I'd leave my little boy without a daddy.’
    • ‘They have three children David, Christopher and Anna, who is the apple of her daddy's eye.’
    • ‘I never thought I was a daddy's girl, that I put my father on a pedestal, but it seems I have.’
    • ‘He's leaving for another job that pays more, understandably, because he's soon to be a daddy.’
    male parent, begetter, patriarch, paterfamilias
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    1. 1.1The oldest, best, or biggest example of something.
      ‘the daddy of all potholes’
      • ‘They're named after the daddy of them all, David Coleman, an English sports presenter.’
      • ‘In the modern era of full-face crash hats Senna's helmet was the daddy of them all.’
      • ‘But when it comes to sales strengths, Glasgow is the daddy of them all.’
      • ‘Tennis, cricket, boxing and the daddy of them all, football, bring in huge sums.’
      • ‘This site is possibly the daddy of street art sites, and this is a great worldwide sticker site.’
      • ‘He is not yet a household name, but the daddy of the Russian oligarchy can still turn heads.’
      • ‘I am trying the daddy of all treatments - a Balinese synchronised massage.’
      • ‘The producers may well have committed the daddy of all errors by casting him as Indiana Jones.’
      • ‘The cardoon is surely the daddy of all seed heads.’
      • ‘The daddy of food presentation is probably top chef Richard Neat.’
      • ‘The daddy of all solar flares was spotted in November 2003, and ranked X28 on the magnitude scale.’
      • ‘Eddie is the daddy of the round-trip United fans - at the age of 90.’
      • ‘The manufacturer, the daddy of this market, reckons it will pull in a billion dollars revenue this year.’
      • ‘The daddy of all football trips was the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea.’
      • ‘The bad news for the rest of the Premiership is that the daddy of destroyers is destined to get meaner by the day.’

Origin

Early 16th century: from dad + -y.

Pronunciation:

daddy

/ˈdadē/