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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.]
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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
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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.
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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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papa

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

papa

[pəˈpɑː] Npapá m
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papa

n (dated inf)Papa m
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papa

(pəˈpaː) , ((American) ˈpa:pə) noun
a father. You must ask your papa; Where are you, Papa?
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The overall experience at Papi's was great, and this little gem will remain a firm fixture in our dining repertoire for quite some time.
Family and friends of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz (Big Papi) wait in the clinic where he and Dominican television presenter Joel Lopez are being treated after being shot while in a bar in the city of Santo Domingo on June 9, 2019.
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Adamson's Sean Manganti, Jerick Ahanmisi, Jonathan Espeleta, and Papi Sarr combined for 19 points.
The PAPI is always 1000 feet beyond the landing threshold, the glideslope always meets the runway at the PAPI.
So I was surprised to see no reference to articles on Papi by Diaz Zambrana (in Sargasso 2008) and Duchesne Winter (in the Revista de Critica literaria latinoamericana, 2008) or to my own analysis, since they could have corroborated and widened Horn's insights.
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Mr Jobar said: "Captain Papi rang Dot as soon as he had found where Regina had been taken and he did the same thing when Nicholas had been taken off the ferry.
Par le timbre chaud et fin de sa voix, Papi Sanchez introduit une note de fraEcheur dans l'interpretation de sa musique.
As the owner Murat Berk couldn't make his monkey named Papi from the tree by himself, he had to apply firefighter department for a help hand.