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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 ?
If you mean libel, I'd say so, and not talk about labels, as if Papa was a pickle bottle," advised Jo, laughing.
I remember Antonia's excitement when she came into our kitchen one afternoon and announced: `My papa find friends up north, with Russian mans.
Where would they sleep, and where would papa sleep?
We can't stop HERE, papa," said Christie Carr decidedly, with a shake of her pretty head.
Clare," said the little one, "though papa and everybody else call me Eva.
You know very well papa always has champagne on his table, and I've always been used to it.
I planned the match from that hour; and when such success has blessed me in this instance, dear papa, you cannot think that I shall leave off matchmaking.
My Uncle Reed is in heaven, and can see all you do and think; and so can papa and mama: they know how you shut me up all day long, and how you wish me dead.
You wicked creature, I shall tell papa what you said.
I'm sure there is bad news, papa, in that American letter.
I believe he is going to enter into partnership with papa.
It appeared from this report that Dick had been going about for nearly a month with a girl in the Vale - a Miss Van Tromp; that she lived near Lord Trevanion's upper wood; that recently Miss Van Tromp's papa had returned home from foreign parts after a prolonged absence; that this papa was an old gentleman, very chatty and free with his money in the public-house - whereupon Mr.