from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Father.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Dad, daddy, father; a familiar or old-fashioned term of address to one’s father.
- n. A pet name for one's grandfather.
- n. A parish priest in the Greek Orthodox Church.
- n. The letter P in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A child's word for father.
- n. A parish priest in the Greek Church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Father: a word used chiefly by children.
- n. A title formerly bestowed in the Christian church on bishops, and often on the inferior clergy, but now restricted to parish priests in the Greek Church.
- n. A baboon; a papio or papion.
- n. The specific name of the king-vulture of tropical America, sarcorhamphus or Gypagus papa. See cut under king-vulture.
- n. A name, both generic and specific, of a coccothraustine bird of the Bonin Islands, Coccothraustes papa or ferrirostris, or Papa ferrirostris. Reichenbach;
- n. In Mexico and Central and South America, the common potato, Solanum tuberosum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
She was only sixteen, and he was perfectly splendid; and she has plenty of money, and every one talked about it; and when she went anywhere, people looked, you know, and she liked it; but her papa is an old poke, so he 's sent them all away.
"Why, '_Samson_'" the child said, -- "_that's what you call papa! _"
'Hideous monster! let me go; My papa is a Syndic — he is M. Frankenstein — he will punish you.
Sorry Matthieu, you are adorable, but your papa is chaud!
GALLAGHER: It seemed the religious world hung on his every word, but the streets remained silent, and Turks seemed pleased that the man they call papa had come to their country.
"I don't know; something dreadful must have happened, for mamma and Fan are crying together upstairs, papa is shut up in the library, and Tom is raging round like a bear, in the dining-room."
Will it not seem strange when the largest and finest book in papa's library is one written by his Louis?
He is interrogating her, how she is called, and where is she from, and how do they call papa, and how do they call mamma.
"I'll not go down till papa is gone," she thought; "he'll ask me what is the matter with my eyes."
"Let me call papa -- he must be somewhere in the house -- he will know what to do!" she said, at last, trembling and white.
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