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Blend of nobody +‎ daddy; c. 1793, William Blake.



nobodaddy (plural nobodaddies)

  1. (derogatory) The anthropomorphic God of Christianity.
    • 1981, Charu Sheel Singh, The Chariot of Fire: A Study of William Blake in the Light of Hindu Thought, page 98:
      Likewise, Blake's God is not a Nobodaddy God, the Jehovah of the Bible, who himself was good but created in an evil universe. God and evil in Blake are not individuals but states.
    • 2010, John Rember, MFA in a Box: A Why to Write Book:
      Sylvia Plath had a Nobodaddy. Job had a Nobodaddy.
    • 2010, Richard Lints, Progressive and Conservative Religious Ideologies: The Tumultuous Decade of the 1960s, page 194:
      Had "ultimate concern" in fact transformed God into little more than a "nobodaddy?" Was this just "merely a familiar form of atheism with a new name?"
    • 2014, B. W. Powe, Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy, page 244:
      The code is transgressive. It violates the repressive orders of Nobodaddies: the tyrannies arresting us in single vision, in dark-satanic wheels, the flat-line experience of exploitation and cynicism, the temporary manipulations of monomaniacal political or ad campaigns.