noun, plural dad·dies.

  1. a diminutive of dad1.
  2. Slang. sugar daddy.

verb (used with object), dad·died, dad·dy·ing.

  1. Chiefly Appalachian. to father or sire.

noun plural -dies

  1. an informal word for father
  2. the daddy slang, mainly US, Canadian and Australian the supreme or finest examplethe daddy of them all
  3. slang the dominant male in a group; boss; top man

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

see big daddy; granddaddy of them all; sugar daddy.

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