Meaning of Disney in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɪzni/


  • 1Reminiscent of a film or theme park created by the Walt Disney Company, especially in being simplified, sanitized, or romanticized.

    • ‘it presents a very Disney view of the Middle Ages’
    • ‘The family's arrival in the US doesn't play like a Disney ending.’
    • ‘I do feel, however, that the majority of people have a entirely unrealistic Disney view of the world.’
    • ‘It's only urbanites, divorced from the realities of nature, who have this Walt Disney attitude to cute fluffy pests.’
    • ‘She scrimped and saved in order to afford a Disney wedding.’
    • ‘The ending is too tight, too Disney.’
    • ‘This was a conservative show for the '60s, designed to be Disney type entertainment for the whole family.’
    • ‘Their dalliance seemed like a Disney romance.’
    • ‘"People in Texas don't have a kind of Disney attitude about animals," he added.’
    • ‘The simplicity is what allows everyone to pour themselves into it, to remake it according to the limits of their imagination; I'll stop before I get too Disney.’
    • ‘It will become little more than a Disney type experience—walk in the virtual henge one and a half miles away, then pay for the shuttle bus.’
  • 2mainly North American Denoting a non-custodial parent who, when spending time with their child or children, indulges them with gifts, special outings, and other treats, leaving disciplinary responsibilities to the custodial parent.

    • ‘he needs to stop playing Disney dad and parent properly’
    • ‘it sounds like your ex is a Disney parent’
    • ‘I don't want to become a Disney dad, but I don't want to end up disciplining them all the time.’
    • ‘When the kids come to stay for a weekend, he may bend over backwards to be the Disney dad.’
    • ‘The mothers most likely to complain about the Disney dad phenomenon are the ones stuck with all the work, because the dad just won't do it.’
    • ‘I often get asked by fellow single moms, "How do I compete with Disney Dad?"’
    • ‘She responds that I am a Disney dad, my goal is to poison the kids against her.’
    • ‘Many of the mothers described how hard it was to "retrain" the kids after their time spent at Disney Dad's house where they could always do whatever they want.’
    • ‘They talk about dealing with a Disney parent and discuss ideas on coping with your child after being spoiled with the other parent.’
    • ‘In the end, when the kids grow up, they usually realize who was the real parent and who was the Disney parent.’
    • ‘ Co-parents should strive to avoid the Disney Parent syndrome.’
    • ‘Basically my ex is the Disney parent with no rules or regulations and is making me out to be the bad guy.’


1930s from the name of Walter Elias Disney (see Disney, Walt).