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Dad or Daddy

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Father. The person who acts as father at a wedding, a stage-manager. The superintendent of a casual ward is termed by the inmates “Old Daddy.” (A Night in a Workhouse, by an Amateur Casual [J. Græn-wood].)

In the Fortunes of Nigel, by Sir W. Scott, Steenie, Duke of Buckingham, calls King James “My dear dad and gossip.” (Welsh, tad; Irish, daid, father; Sanskrit, tada; Hindu, dada.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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D.T
Da Capo or D.C
Dab
Dab, Din
Dabaira
Dabbat [the Beast]
Dabble
Dabchick
Dactyl (Will)
Dactyls (The)
Dad or Daddy
Daddy Long-legs
Dædalos
Daffodil (The)
Dag (day)
Dagger
Dagger Ale
Dagger-scene in the House of Commons
Daggers
Daggers Drawn (At)
Daggle-tail or Draggle-tail