sugar baby

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By analogy with sugar meaning sweet or expensive and therefore analogous to money and baby meaning dependent on or tender.


sugar baby (plural sugar babies)

  1. The younger recipient (usually female or a bottom) of interest from a sugar daddy or sugar mama, especially financial and romantic in an intergenerational relationship
    • 2005, Aaron Peckham, Urban dictionary: fularious street slang defined, page 300
      If you're a rich man and your woman pays attention to you only when she wants your credit card,you're bein' played by a sugar baby!
    • 2008, Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy, link
      Sugar daddies prefer to think of it as a special friendship in which they provide gifts and help to a deserving young woman. And sugar babies convince themselves that a nice boyfriend should want to help out with his girlfriend, and in return she would naturally want to show her appreciation by spending time with him.
    • 2009, Brandon Wade, Seeking Arrangement, page 223
      Diary of a Sugar Baby by American Geisha Day One After eight years of post-divorce dating trauma, I'd had enough, and decided to search for a Sugar Daddy on
    • 2009, Cindy M. Meston, David M. Buss, Why women have sex, page 179
      There is even a Web site devoted to rating the quality of sugar daddy / sugar baby Web sites!
  2. A term of endearment; sweetheart.
    • 1926, John Steinbeck, The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 198, link
      "Sugar baby, daddy not only shot you — he tried to kill you!" A look of sweet ecstasy came into the wounded lady's eyes.