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"daddy" in British English

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daddynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdæd.i/
child's word for father: [as form of address] I'm ​tired, Daddy. Why don't you show ​your daddy ​yourpicture?

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  • Come on, Rosie, ​dryyoureyes and we'll go and ​find daddy.
  • A little ​girlran up to me, ​crying for her daddy.
  • Will you ​read me a ​story, Daddy?
  • Daddy, if I go to ​bed now will you ​tuck me in?
  • Daddy, Matthew ​pushed me over.
(Definition of daddy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"daddy" in American English

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daddynoun [C]

 us   /ˈdæd·i/ a child’s word
a ​father: Why don’t you have any ​hair on ​yourhead, Daddy? Mommy and Daddy are taking me to the ​circus.
(Definition of daddy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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