pap·​py ˈpa-pē How to pronounce pappy (audio)
chiefly Southern US and Midland US
: papa

Examples of pappy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Andy audibles and moves the party to the jailhouse, even inviting Sam’s wife and children to join their pappy in his cell. Ben Flanagan |, al, 23 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pappy was in 1722

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Cite this Entry

“Pappy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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