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  • noun US, colloquial father, papa.

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Examples

  • It is this incorruptibility--conferred upon him by his outsider status--which makes him the perfect "poppa" in Double Indemnity.

    Just to prove I went to grad school (as if anyone cares)

  • It is this incorruptibility--conferred upon him by his outsider status--which makes him the perfect "poppa" in Double Indemnity.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • At one point in the film, Keyes refers to himself as "poppa," suggesting a protective authority and "an endorsement of a conformist society" Evans 166.

    Just to prove I went to grad school (as if anyone cares)

  • At one point in the film, Keyes refers to himself as "poppa," suggesting a protective authority and "an endorsement of a conformist society" Evans 166.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Meantime the bear has learned to paddle around all by itself on its hind legs, and says "poppa" and "momma."

    The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories

  • Meantime the bear has learned to paddle around all by itself on its hind legs, and says "poppa" and "momma."

    Extracts from Adam's Diary, translated from the original ms.

  • He said that he knew this for sure, swore upon it, told them he knew her from way back, that her momma was dead from the virus and her poppa was a hound who got himself killed in an argument over another woman a couple of years after his daughter was born, a daughter he’d never cared to see; one of many, if the truth be told.

    The Black Angel

  • A. when she was a girl her momma hiked her poppa up onto the roof one leg on each side of the shingles, shoes thumping in the wind, eyes stuck open to the sky and she knows that's the natural place of a man, above everything, closest to god, eyes slowly filling with rain.

    Three Lullabies (after 'Ooh La La' by the Ditty Bops)

  • Carrey plays Popper, and there are some laughs to be had when the children from his failed marriage address him curtly by his surname: they are very much not calling him "poppa".

    Mr Popper's Penguins – review

  • If you want to play it that way, tell Bush to reimburse the country for the multiple trips to Crawford & and Maine to visit momma and poppa.

    Sanford to hold press conference

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