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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?
References in classic literature ?
She has not been at all well these three months, and now that the damp weather has begun she is very poorly indeed; so that last week papa decided to have a consultation, and he and mamma went with her up to town and saw some three or four doctors.
"Papa," said Eva, with sudden firmness "I've had things I wanted to say to you, a great while.
A Mamma, fair and fat; three young Misses, fair and fat; two young Misters, fair and fat; and a Papa, the fairest and the fattest of all, who is a mighty merchant, up to his eyes in gold--a fine man once, but seeing that he has got a naked head and two chins, fine no longer at the present time.
"I am sure of it, papa. He is very manly and reliable."
He waited till my aunt was out of the way, and he had got papa all to himself, and then he began it in that horrible, downright voice of his--'Graybrooke!
'And how do you both do, Papa and Mama Meagles?' said she, encouraging her humble connections.
"Papa does not mean anything of the kind," said Rosamond, quite calmly.
"Papa," she said, "I want to speak to you this morning -- in private."
'I didn't mean to take them; but papa told me there were quantities up here, and I wished to see the eggs.'
"God Almighty alone can decide the fate of our fatherland, Papa," said Berg.
Weston's stable, papa. You know we have settled all that already.
"Major Sholto was a very particular friend of papa's," she said.