only daughter

only daughter

One's only female child. I'm so sad to send my only daughter off to college! Sure, my dad showed my sister some favoritism—she's his only daughter, after all.
See also: daughter
References in classic literature ?
I am your only daughter, and you are not so exacting as the fathers of the Porte Saint-Martin and Gaiete, who disinherit their daughters for not giving them grandchildren.
The only daughter in a family of men, Laurie had two brothers and four male cousins: brother Jonathan, chairman and CEO of Loew's Hotels; brother Steve, a Hollywood movie producer; cousins Andrew, chairman of Loew's executive committee; James, Loew's president and CEO; and Tom and Dan, money managers.
That his only daughter, Aiyana, barely knew him is kind of a given, too, and that gulf between father and child is at the heart of this compelling documentary.