noun pa·pa·san \ˈpä-pə-ˌsän\
variants: or less commonly

papasan chair


Papasan chair

Definition of papasan

  1. :  a bowl-shaped chair made of wicker, rattan, or wood that rests on a cylindrical base You'll find chairs surrounding a fireplace, a table and chairs painted funky and more comfortable papasans in the bay window. — Jennifer Thompson Pier 1, known for its papasan chairs and home accents, is facing more competition to cut prices even as its online business grows. — Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Origin and Etymology of papasan

probably borrowed from Philippine English papasan “father, man in a position of authority” (often in address), borrowed from Japanese, from papa “father” (borrowed from English papa) + -san, honorific suffix

First Known Use: 1970

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a brief usually trivial fact

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