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

Examples of père in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If readers doubt this, read Osnos pere’s very excellent memoir, An Especially Good View. John Tamny, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 His son Evan knows China very well, which means Osnos pere must know how tragically awful life was like in China before the mass production of market goods by the unequal. John Tamny, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 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, 5 Feb. 2018

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of père was in 1802

Cite this Entry

“Père.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/p%C3%A8re. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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