Definition of Daddy Warbucks in English:

Daddy Warbucks

Pronunciation /ˌdadi ˈwɔːbʌks/


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


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.