What Does DADDY Mean in a Text?

The Quick Answer

DADDY means "Dominant Male" and "Male Partner."

Dominant Male

In general chat between young men and teenage boys (both online and offline), DADDY is often used in a humorous way as a statement that one person is superior to another. For example:
  • Tony: You beat me again!
  • Jon: You know I'm the DADDY!

Male Partner

In the context of dating and sex, DADDY is a term of endearment used by both men and women to refer to or address a male partner. In general, a DADDY does not have to be older than the other partner in the relationship. However, in a gay relationship, a DADDY may be significantly older (and is probably significantly richer).
  • Barry: Who do you love more than anyone else in the world?
  • Lee: You know you're my DADDY.

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When I write DADDY, I mean this:

meaning of DADDY

"Dominant Male"

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition of DADDY

"Dominant Male" is, by far, the most common meaning for DADDY when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Dominant Male
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Male Partner" is a common meaning for DADDY in texting and on messaging apps, especially dating sites.
Definition:Male Partner
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

An Academic Look at DADDY

DADDY is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

Example of DADDY Used in a Text

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