Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

pap·py 1

adj. pap·pi·er, pap·pi·est
Of or resembling pap; mushy.

pap·py 2

n. pl. pap·pies Informal

[Diminutive of papa.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


adj, -pier or -piest
resembling pap; mushy


n, pl -pies
US an informal word for father
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈpæp i)

n., pl. -pies.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. father.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

pappy 1

Yielding easily to pressure or weight; not firm:

pappy 2

Informal. A male parent:
Informal: dad, daddy, pa, papa, pop.
Slang: old man.
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


n (US inf) → Papi m (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
She seemed in a trance; when she came out of it, she muttered, "When I 'uz a-washin' 'em in de tub, yistiddy, he own pappy asked me which of 'em was his'n."
Dog my cats if it ain't all I kin do to tell t' other fum which, let alone his pappy."
Yo' pappy would sell him to somebody, sometime, en den he'd go down de river, sho', en I couldn't, couldn't, couldn't stan' it."
I think he filled the shoes of my father, Vladimir, who my mother referred to as Pappy. I still love Pappy to this day, even if I never knew him.
Alayna fondly remembers how the man she calls "Pappy" stood by her as a toddler when she expressed displeasure with her first name.
Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India], March 15 (ANI): Congress leader Ranjeet Ranjan on Friday said that Bihar Mahagathbandhan candidate list will be announced on March 17 and Pappy Yadav is likely to be part of it.
Affectionately, Rich was known as Pappy. A loving character, Richard's best quality was his devotion as a husband, father and grandfather.
Second, SOS contends on appeal that it is challenging the adequacy of the 2016 record of decision's treatment of the Pappy's Lane Wreck rather than the agencies' failure to consider new information about the shipwreck's significance.
Duke, Jr., USAF (Ret), who was the 10th person to walk on the Moon, with Apollo 16; and Martha and John King, who have been CFIs for 40 years, and according to NAHF, "have instructed more than half the pilots now flying in the U.S." The Hall of Fame also will induct Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, USMC, fighter ace and leader of the famous "Black Sheep Squadron" of World War II; and Katherine Stinson, founder of the Stinson School of Flying in 1915.
"Everyone's pretty competitive, and it's just hilarious and a good time," said Rachel Pappy, partner and attorney for the firm.