One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A successful pimp or criminal, especially one who acts or dresses in a way regarded as (stereotypically) characteristic of such a person; (hence, more generally) any person who acts or dresses in this way.
2A supremely successful, respected, or influential person; specifically a man who is extremely attractive to or sexually successful with women, a playboy.
3Figurative. A person who or thing which is considered a supreme or model example of something. Usually followed by of.
1960s. Probably from mack + daddy, in some forms apparently after Mc-.
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