pappa betalar

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Swedish[edit]

Phrase[edit]

pappa betalar

  1. dad pays

Usage notes[edit]

This is a common derogatory term used by Swedish speakers referring to young people whose parents pay for their lifestyle of liberal spending.

A Swedish expression meaning "dad pays", used in reference to kids whose parents are well-off, especially their naivete.

Also commonly used in the same sense by Finnish-speakers, often with the added meaning that the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland supposedly come from rich families.

Also used as a way of expressing "sugar daddy pays" when a man is buying something extra for a woman.