père

noun
\ˈper \

Definition of père 

: father used after a name to distinguish a father from a son — compare fils

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Besides Psaltis and Melman pere, the managing partners include Molly Melman (daughter of Rich, and partner in several other Lettuce restaurants) and Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky (a veteran restaurateur perhaps best known for creating Spring restaurant). Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Glamorous Booth One mixes the old and the new, mostly delivering classics," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of père

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for père

French père, from Old French paire, perre, from Latin pater — more at father

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