papa

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noun pa·pa \ˈpä-pə, chiefly British pə-ˈpä\
variants: or less commonly

\ˈpä-pə\

Examples of papa in a sentence

  1. a proud papa of newborn twins

Origin and Etymology of papa

French (baby talk)


First Known Use: 1677


Papa

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Pa·pa \pə-ˈpä, ˈpä-pə\

Definition of Papa

  1. —a communications code word for the letter p

1952

First Known Use of papa

1952


PAPA Defined for English Language Learners

papa

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noun pa·pa \ˈpä-pə, chiefly British pə-ˈpä\

Definition of papa for English Language Learners

  • : a person's father


PAPA Defined for Kids

papa

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noun pa·pa \ˈpä-pə\

Definition of papa for Students

  1. :  1father 1



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