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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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Mendacity is a word that you will hear often from Mark Patrick, who, as Big Daddy, is a galvanizing figure of playful disdain.
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Then my uncle, also called Shirley, had a spell with Bradford Northern before enjoying more success when he became a wrestler and changed his name to Big Daddy.
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uk Last week's pounds 10 winner was Ian Scholes from Anglesey, who had Fergie saying: "I will tell him, my dad is a big daddy, yours is only a Little daddy.
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