daddy-o

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Noun[edit]

daddy-o (plural daddy-os)

  1. (informal, dated) Term of address for a man.
    • 1956, Nervous Norvus, "Transfusion" (lyrics)
      Hey daddy-o, make that type O huh? That a boy.
    • 1959, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, "Charlie Brown" (lyrics)
      He walks in the classroom cool and slow, / Who calls the English teacher Daddy-O?
    • 1959, Norman Mailer, Advertisements for Myself
      But Godot also means 'ot Dog, or the dog who is hot, and it means God-O, God as the female j principle, just as Daddy-O in Hip means father who has failed, . . .

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used in the 1950s and 1960s as a term of endearment, or to appear "hip".