from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Breast.
- interj. Alternative form of ta ta.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In West Africa, the residence of a territorial or village chieftain.
- n. A shrub, Eugenia supra-axillaris, of Brazil, bearing a fruit of good size.
I have no idea how I'm ever going to bring up the word tata into any of my girly conversations with my tea & lunch girls.
Xavi [c] a e [c] oh qui çamahel ri xeyaope ri chee abah chikichin, quecha ka tata, ka mama oher.
Ha [c] a ka tata Francisco rahpop achi [c,] ian rucah al. 133.
[c] eche vinak xu cam ka Cakchiquel, oher, quecha ka tata ka mama, yxnu [c] ahol; ha [c] a ahauh Oxlahuh [c,] ij, Cablahuh Tihax he navipe
Chupam chi [c] a huna xecam chic [c] eche vinak cuma ka tata ka mama, chiree xquiban vi chi [c] otoh, chi [t] oçibal Cokolahay, xu [c] ul vachih ca [c] hob chi chay ru [c] in [c] eche vinak, haok xuyari ya Yaxontik ru
I had never thought about how the use of "tata" in that way was a purely American thing.
While men like Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu were known as "tata" or "father", he was always "Oom Gov", the stern and slightly distant uncle whom one feared somewhat but who could nonetheless entertain the way a father never could, with singing, storytelling and laughter.
The Y'tata's eyes blazed like the taillights of a BMW as he registered appreciation.
Key anti-apartheid politician Cyril Ramaphosa toasted Mr Mandela as "tata" or father.
They worked hard day and night to make sure that your release was as smooth as it could possibly be and I would tell you 'tata'
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