pappy

noun
pap·​py | \ ˈpa-pē How to pronounce pappy (audio) \

Definition of pappy

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 | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 23 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of pappy

1722, in the meaning defined above

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“Pappy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pappy. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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