What does Daddy mean?

Definitions for Daddy
ˈdæd idad·dy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Daddy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, popnoun

    an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk


  1. daddynoun


  2. daddynoun

    male lover.

  3. Daddynoun

    One's father

    I will only do what Daddy says.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dad, Daddynoun

    [The child’s way of expressing father. It is remarkable, that, in all parts of the world, the word for father, as first taught to children, is compounded of a and t, or the kindred letter d differently placed; as tad, Welsh; αττα, Greek; atta, Gothick; tata, Latin. Mammas atque tatas habet Asra, Mart.]

    I was never so bethumpt with words,
    Since first I call’d my brother’s father dad. William Shakespeare, K. John.

    His loving mother left him to my care;
    Fine child, as like his dad as he could stare! John Gay.


  1. Daddy

    Daddy is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her debut studio album, Dangerously in Love (2003). It was composed by Beyoncé and 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.


  1. Daddy

    Daddy is a term typically used to refer to one's father or a male figure in a person's life who acts as a caregiver, protector, and provider. The term can also be used as an affectionate or endearing term to address one's romantic partner. In certain subcultures or communities, "Daddy" can have a different meaning, often referring to a dominant or authoritative figure in a relationship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daddynoun

    diminutive of Dad


  1. Daddy

    Daddy is a 2001 Telugu film. The movie stars Chiranjeevi and Simran. It was produced by Allu Aravind on the Geetha Arts banner under the direction of Suresh Krishna. The film was successful at the box office. It was released on 4 October 2001.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Daddy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #783

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Daddy' in Nouns Frequency: #1710

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Daddy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Daddy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Daddy in a Sentence

  1. Steve Woolfenden:

    I took off my belt, and I applied it on my thigh as tight as I possibly could, leo was crying and screaming uncontrollably. He was saying, `Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy.

  2. Whether Warren:

    My mother's family was part Native American. And my daddy's parents were bitterly opposed to their relationship. So, in 1932, when Mother was 19 and Daddy had just turned 20, they eloped.

  3. Amy Jacobson:

    As the kids in her day care got a little older, they started to ask questions, 'Where is the daddy? Does Sarah have a daddy?' They just needed to know there are all kinds of families, and there was a book ... they trusted telling them it was OK.

  4. Rush Hour:

    Carter My daddy'll kick your daddy's ass all the way from here to China, Japan, wherever the hell you from and all up that Great Wall too.

  5. Mike Godwin:

    I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though she's too young to have logged on yet. Here's what I worry about. I worry that 10 or 15 years from now, she will come to me and say 'Daddy, where were you when they took freedom of the press away from the Internet'

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