sugar daddy

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Apparently from slang sugar (money) and colloquial daddy (father).


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sugar daddy (plural sugar daddies)

  1. (slang) A man who spends money for the benefit of a relationship with an often younger romantic or sexual partner.
    • 1961, Dallas McCord Reynolds, Black Man's Burden, Project Gutenberg EBook edition:
      "Huh, indeed!" Isobel answered him. "Proposing, or propositioning? If either of you two Romeos ever rattle the doorknob of my room at night again, you're apt to get a bullet through it." Jake winced. "Wasn't me. Look at my gray hair, Isobel. I'm old enough to be your daddy." "Sugar daddy, I suppose," she said mockingly.
    • 2002, Charles Hebbert, Dan Richardson, The Rough Guide to Budapest, 2nd edition, London: Rough Guides, →ISBN, page 73:
      [] Budapesters today are rather less enamoured of Váci [street]: dressed-to-kill babes and their sugar daddies would rather pose in malls, and teenagers can find McDonald's anywhere, leaving Váci utterly dependent on tourists for its livelihood and bustle.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term typically implies that there is a romantic relationship between the two.



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