papa

noun
pa·​pa | \ ˈpä-pə How to pronounce papa (audio) , chiefly British pə-ˈpä \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈpä-​pə How to pronounce papa (audio) \

Definition of papa

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: father

Papa

communications code word
Pa·​pa | \ pə-ˈpä How to pronounce Papa (audio) , ˈpä-pə \

Definition of Papa (Entry 2 of 2)

used as a code word for the letter p

Synonyms for papa

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of papa in a Sentence

Noun a proud papa of newborn twins
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Among the social cuts for YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, there's application tips, bloopers, and the cutest appearance from her papa, who steps in to open up a package for her. Elle Turner, Glamour, 12 May 2022 If the proud papa on your list is looking to add some extra veggies to his meals, this grill basket from Kona is a great addition to his set of culinary tools. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 12 May 2022 Her son told her that his papa had already gone away. Nancy Ramsey, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2022 Her son told her that his papa had already gone away. Nancy Ramsey, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2022 Her son told her that his papa had already gone away. Nancy Ramsey, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2022 Her son told her that his papa had already gone away. Nancy Ramsey, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2022 Her son told her that his papa had already gone away. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 Instead, the variety seems to be growing, from mushroom carnitas at Earth Plant Based Cuisine to red jackfruit tamales at Raul's Cocina to tacos de papa at Pachamama. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of papa

Noun

1677, in the meaning defined above

Communications code word

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for papa

Noun

French (baby talk)

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Last Updated

15 May 2022

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“Papa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papa. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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papa

noun
pa·​pa | \ ˈpä-pə How to pronounce papa (audio) \

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