sugar daddy n.
1. (orig. US) an older man who is willing to provide the various material wants of a younger mistress or, if gay, a younger male lover; thus punning saccharine daddy, an older male ‘friend’ with no sex involved.
|Language Series I 30: You’re plainly a fool to think that man will be your lover and sugar daddy forever.|
|Syracuse (N.Y.) Herald 27 Mar. 8: Anna Pinkweed, tiring of her home town, Bogash, O., goes to New York to really live [...] Thus Anna was left with the bewhiskered Sugar Daddy who wanted the knife.|
|TAD Lex. (1993) 80: My guess is this. The first is either the owner of a blind pig or a sugar papa. The second runs a movie school.in Zwilling|
|(con. 1920s) Big Money in USA (1966) 989: And me thinkin’ you was an elderly sugardaddy.|
|Serenade (1985) 20: No use having her think she’d hooked a nice American sugar papa.|
|Really the Blues 84: Sugar daddies with their sable-sporting chicken dinners.|
|Small Time Crooks 13: Plenty of the dames had nothing to show but themselves and no audience bigger than a two hundred pound sugar-daddy.|
|Homosexual Society 45: [I was] the official ‘nephew’. I got into trouble when I was over twenty and my sugar daddy picked himself up a fourteen-year-old boy.|
|(con. 1949) True Confessions (1979) 306: Someone had to give her the tip, right? [...] A sugar-daddy type, maybe . .|
|Faggots 111: [in a homosexual context] There might be the odd old sugar daddy who arrived at midnight.|
|After Hours 36: Where am I goin’ with their sugar-pops?|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 147: Like to catch one o’ dem sugars for myself!|
|Eng. Madam 72: My sugar daddy pampered me, he really did.|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 210: Access to quote classy call girls unquote who might pose for a lark if their quote crazy sugar daddyo unquote agreed.|
|Times Square Hustler 40: [of a gay man] He has turned tricks, danced in the clubs, ‘worked sugar daddies’ for money, clothes, and housing.|
|Mad Cows 110: Taught to ensnare ‘saccharine daddies’ (i.e. sugar daddies without the sex).|
|Indep. Rev. 25 June 6: She had read Lolita at 13 and [...] nurtured fantasies of being taken around American motels by a sugar daddy.|
|Hooky Gear 96: Either she got a rich dad she never acquaint me with or she got a sugar dad she kept secret.|
|Jack of Jumps (2007) 307: She had a sugar daddy, a motorist she’d solicited.|
|Triniday Express 31 Jan. 🌐 I suspect this sugar-daddy has healthy life insurance policy.|
|News-Star (Monroe, LA) 23 Jan. A8/1: A web-based company that connects ‘sugar daddies’ with ‘sugar babies’.|
|Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit 267: I hope that’s like a sugar daddy [...] some motherfucker out there like to spoil a old lady.|
2. as sense 1 but used in non-sexual contexts.
|Don’t Look Back 167: The newest benefactor in Satchel Paige’s near-lifelong litany of baseball sugar daddies was a moneyed Mexican beer distributor.|
|Blood Miracles 54: [of a gang boss] ‘Right so, fuck off back to your sugar daddy’.|
|Lives Laid Away [ebook] ‘Word on the street is you some kinda neighborhood sugah-daddy’.|
3. see sugar baby n.