• WordNet 3.6
    • n daddy an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "Daddy long legs" spider has venom to be used as a defensive mechanism. Don't worry though, because it cannot puncture human skin, and even if it did, it would probably only cause a allergic reaction
    • n Daddy Diminutive of Dad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n daddy A father; papa: diminutive of dad.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Daddy father, a word used by children
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  • Princess of Wales Diana
    “What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Celt., W. tad, Bret, tad, tat; cf. Gr. tata.


In literature:

What he like, dass his daddy.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
The inquiry was not especially directed at Daddy Jack, but Daddy Jack was proud of his reputation as a witch, and he undertook to reply.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
When I came away Daddy said to me: 'Josie, beware that imagination of yours.
"Mary Louise Solves a Mystery" by L. Frank Baum
Somehow, the pet name "daddy" seemed just to fit him.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Just daddy and I will go, if we have to.
"The Curlytops and Their Playmates" by Howard R. Garis
My daddy sent me to bed at night.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
But I stayed, for daddy's mind was made up beforehand, and daddy always has his will, though it is in a gentle way.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
When he died, Daddy paid for the funeral and has the certificate where he is buried.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
It was the brim of Daddy's hat.
"Five Little Friends" by Sherred Willcox Adams
Don't flay me, daddy dear!
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry

In poetry:

"And do you ever pray, my boy?"
"No, sir, I never tried,
I never heard a praying word
Since my poor Daddy died."
"The Dean's Brother" by John Hartley
DADDY dear, I'm only four
And I'd rather not be more:
Four's the nicest age to be--
Two and two, or one and three.
"Birthday Talk For A Child" by Edith Nesbit
Abune ma breath, I daurnae speak,
For fear I rouse your waukrife Daddy
Cauld's the blast upon my cheek,
O rise, O rise my bonnie lady.
"Are Ye Sleepin' Maggie?" by Robert Tannahill
And glad was he that he forgave,
Because a something had he
To keep his gray hairs from the grave,
And call him “Dear Grand Daddy”.
"The Squatter’s Daughter" by Henry Lawson
"Dear, my dear, did they hurt you so!
Come to your daddy's heart. . . ."
Aye, and he held so tight, you know,
They were hard to force apart.
"The Blind And The Dead" by Robert W Service
"O it's I hae seven braw sons," she says,
"And the youngest ne'er saw his daddie,
And altho' I had as mony mae,
I wad gie them a' to Charlie.
"The Bonnie House O' Airly" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Puff Daddy & the Family's No Way Out is as stunningly slack a piece of work as has ever been issued by a major rap act.
Aphex Twin Come to Daddy (Lord Faulteroy Mix).
Halle Berry's hot baby daddy Gabriel Aubry continues to prove that she's the least self-conscious star in Hollywood.
TMZ is reporting that the 'American Idol' runner-up and star of 'Spamalot' is going to be a Daddy sometime this summer.
Sugar Daddies and Abba Father.
Ben Affleck was on daddy duty this weekend when he took his two daughters to a Santa Monica, Calif book store.
Keselowski ain 't your daddy's NASCAR champ.
Brad Keselowski ain 't your daddy's NASCAR champion.
Keselowski ain't your daddy's NASCAR champ.
Tucson News NowBrad Keselowski ain't your daddy's NASCAR champion.
They've been putting on a brave face for the cameras, but Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and her baby daddy Jionni LaValle are heading for splitsville, according to an exclusive new report in Star magazine.
If you stumble upon a log in Arizona take this a warning-DO NOT poke around because you might just find mass amounts of daddy long legs.
Loretta Lynn opened her set at the Keswick Theater Friday night singing, "They don't make 'em like my daddy anymore ," and the same goes for the country high priestess herself.
Daddy & daughter dances banned -- what's next, no apple pie .
Daddy & daughter dances banned -- what's next, no apple pie.

In science:

Daddi, E., Cimatti, A., Renzini, A.: 2000, Astron.
Formation of Spheroidal Galaxies: The Sub-MM View
For galaxies, this is less appealing now we can find statisticallycomplete field samples at similar redshifts by independent photometric means (Adelberger 2000, Daddy et al 2001, McCarthy et al 2001), many of which are extensive enough for locating clustered ob jects in a self-consistent way.
Conference Summary
Very massive elliptical systems (1011M⊙ ), possessing a large fraction of old stars, have been observed in deep optical and near-infrared surveys, at redshifts between 1 and 2 (Daddi et al 2004, Cimatti et al 2004).
Secular Evolution of Galaxies
Reddy et al. (2005) offer a comparison of the redshift distributions of ob jects selected by LBG/star-forming colors, DRGs selected in J − K , and the passive evolution and star-forming samples selected through their B zK colors by Daddi et al. (2004).
Galaxy Formation
This paper presents recent evidence on SMBH/galaxy coevolution at z ∼ 2, i.e., at the peak of both galaxy growth and AGN activity, as derived from a recent in depth study of a sample of B zK -selected, KVega < 22 starforming galaxies in the GOODS Fields in the range 1.4 < z < 2.5 (Daddi et al. 2007a,b).
Witnessing Galaxy-SMBH Co-Evolution at Redshift ~ 2