Meaning of Daddy Warbucks in English:

Daddy Warbucks

Pronunciation /ˌdadɪ ˈwɔːbʌks/


  • A person likened to the character Daddy Warbucks, especially in being a rich and philanthropic benefactor.

    Daddy Warbucks first appeared in the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, although the character is probably now most associated with the 1977 Broadway musical Annie and the films based on this.


1940s; earliest use found in The Lowell Sun. From Daddy Warbucks, the nickname of Oliver Warbucks, a fictional character created by cartoonist Harold Gray for the newspaper comic strip Little Orphan Annie.