from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A father.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A father; papa: diminutive of dad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Diminutive of dad.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun father.
  • noun informal male lover.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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  • also what girls called their boyfriends/generally eligible males back in the day (approx. 40s to 60s). "Give it to me, daddy" was often heard when passing amorous youth in the shruberry during these decades.

    April 14, 2009