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pa·pa

 (pä′pə, pə-pä′) also pop·pa (pä′pə)
n. Informal
Father.

[French; see papa in Indo-European roots.]

papa

(pəˈpɑː)
n
old-fashioned an informal word for father1
[C17: from French, a children's word for father; compare Late Latin pāpa, Greek pappa]

papa

(ˈpɑːpɑː)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church another name for the pope11
[C16: from Italian]

papa

(ˈpɑːpa)
n
(Minerals) rare NZ a soft blue-grey clay of marine siltstone or sandstone
[Māori]

Papa

(ˈpɑːpɑː)
n
(Telecommunications) communications a code word for the letter p

fa•ther

(ˈfɑ ðər)

n.
1. the begetter of offspring; male parent.
2. (often cap.) one's own father.
3. a father-in-law, stepfather, adoptive father, or foster father.
4. any male ancestor; forefather; progenitor.
5. a man who gives paternal care to others; protector or provider.
6. a person who has originated or established something.
7. a precursor, prototype, or early form.
8. one of the leading men in a city, town, etc.
9. a priest or a title for a priest.
10. (cap.) God, esp. the first person of the Trinity.
11. a title of respect for an elderly man.
12. any of the chief early Christian writers.
v.t.
13. to beget.
14. to be the creator, founder, or author of; originate.
15. to act as a father toward.
16. to take the responsibility for.
17. to establish the paternity or source of.
v.i.
18. to perform the tasks or duties of a male parent; act paternally.
[before 900; Middle English fader, Old English fæder; c. Old Saxon fadar, Old High German fater, Old Norse fathir, Latin pater, GK patḗr, Skt pitar]
fa′ther•less, adj.
fa′ther•like`, adj.

papa

Also known as a voodoo priest, “houngan” or papa-loa, in the vodoun religion this is a man who summons vodoun gods in order to divine the future or heal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.papa - an informal term for a fatherpapa - an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
begetter, father, male parent - a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta"

papa

noun
Informal. A male parent:
Informal: dad, daddy, pa, pappy, pop.
Slang: old man.
Translations
أبي، بابا
tatínek
farpapa
Paul
Paavo
pabbi
tētis

papa

[pəˈpɑː] Npapá m

papa

n (dated inf)Papa m

papa

(pəˈpaː) , ((American) ˈpa:pə) noun
a father. You must ask your papa; Where are you, Papa?