The term Zaddy, also spelled as Zaddie is slang expression used to describe a handsome (physically attractive), intelligent, fashionable, wealthy, and confident man who’s said to be a level or more above being a daddy, which is used in a similar way when talking about a guy.
The critical difference in a “daddy vs zaddy” comparison being the knack for fashion and appearance, which makes girls exclaim “He’s a zaddy!”.
The female equivalent of “Zaddy”, used with a similar meaning for a girl would be Saddy or Sugar Mama.
The term “Zaddy” originates from the website Urban Dictionary where it was defined by a user in 2008 as a slang term of a very handsome guy who is very chic.
This person has to have the same swag sex appeal as a Mack Daddy and look attractive.
Since the definition was submitted to the site, it has received more than 3500 upvotes as of 2020.
The “Zaddy” meme started to rise in popularity thanks to women on social media sites such as Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook, where they started to refer to desirable men as a “Zaddy”.
Since it was defined on the website Urban Dictionary it has prompted American rapper Ty Dolla $ign to make a song called “Zaddy”, released in August 2016, followed by a video clip 5 days later after its release, on August 30th, 2016.
The term appears in the song’s lyrics 52 times.
Later on the official Kimoji Instagram page, which is selling Kim Kardashian-branded merchandise, released a father’s day item called a “Zaddy Hat”, which has appeared on an Instagram photo of a Kardashian wearing the hat.
The expression has raised many questions online, related to the age range of a “Zaddy”, or what it is like, dating a “Zaddy”.
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