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big daddy

The biggest, most important, or most influential person or thing of its kind. He's the big daddy of the recording industry—no one wields more influence than him.
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big daddy

1. An influential man, a big shot (see under big cheese), as in You'll have to get permission from big daddy. [Slang; mid-1900s]
2. A male sweetheart or friend, often a man considerably older than his female companion; a sugar daddy. [Slang; mid-1900s]
3. Grandfather. This usage originated in the South among African-Americans.
4. The largest or most important person or thing of its kind. For example, The United States has long been the big daddy of the Western Hemisphere, or The blue whale was the big daddy of the ocean. [Slang; 1960s]
See also: big, daddy
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Every night Big Daddy went home to his wife and four children he had no intention of leaving.
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Chick D'Agostino and Big Daddy Kerr went right along working, harder and smarter--as if they--not government--were the captains of their fate.
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We--my brother and cousins and I, would grin fiendishly and bubble with laughter when Big Daddy asked us if we had "et" or when Big Mama would tell us she needed the "yard broom" to rake up the leaves.
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