Definition of daddyism in US English:

daddyism

noun

  • 1Paternalistic policy or practice on the part of a figure or body of authority; excessive reliance on or trust in authority, especially central government.

  • 2Behaviour or attitudes characteristic of a father or fathers; an action or utterance typical of a father or fathers.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From daddy + -ism.

Pronunciation

daddyism

/ˈdadɪɪz(ə)m/