big daddy
noun Usage: often capitalized B&D Date: 1958 one preeminent especially by reason of power, size, or seniority ; one representing paternalistic authority

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  • big daddy — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} The most important, largest thing, person or animal in a congregation of similar persons, animals, or objects. * /The whale is the big daddy of everything that swims in the ocean./ * /The H bomb is the big daddy of all… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • big daddy — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} The most important, largest thing, person or animal in a congregation of similar persons, animals, or objects. * /The whale is the big daddy of everything that swims in the ocean./ * /The H bomb is the big daddy of all… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • big\ daddy — noun slang informal the most important, largest thing, person or animal in a congregation of similar persons, animals, or objects. The whale is the big daddy of everything that swims in the ocean. The H bomb is the big daddy of all modern weapons …   Словарь американских идиом

  • big daddy — noun Usage: often capitalized B&D : one preeminent especially by reason of power, size, or seniority : one representing paternalistic authority * * * big daddy [big daddy] (AmE infml) a man …   Useful english dictionary

  • big daddy — (often caps.) Informal. 1. a man regarded as the paternalistic head of a family. 2. the founder or a leading member of a company, organization, movement, etc.: the big daddy of soil conservation. 3. the federal government: to thank big daddy for… …   Universalium

  • big daddy — np An older person. Preston is the big daddy I tell my troubles to. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • big daddy — big′ dad′dy n. (often caps.) cvb Informal. a man regarded as possessing paternalistic authority • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

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