AskDefine | Define papa

Dictionary Definition

papa n : an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk [syn: dad, dada, daddy, pa, pappa, pater, pop]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Circa 17th century, from , a children's word for father.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Dad, daddy, father; a familiar or old-fashioned term of address to one’s father.
  2. The letter P in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

Related terms

Translations

Father (familiar, conversational)
See translations under dad.

See also

Bosnian

Etymology

From papa, from Byzantine sc=polytonic, variant of sc=polytonic.

Noun

papa

Croatian

Etymology

From papa, from Byzantine sc=polytonic, variant of sc=polytonic.

Declension

Dieri

Noun

papa
  1. the sister of one's father; paternal aunt

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. papa, term of address for one’s father, especialy used by young children

Ewe

Pronunciation

  • lang=ee|/pæpɑː/
  • /p}

Hungarian

Noun

Portuguese

Noun

Extensive Definition

Papa can refer to:
people:
in music:
  • Papa Was a Rollin' Stone, a song by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for The Undisputed Truth, famously covered by The Temptations in 1973
  • Papa Don't Preach, a song by Madonna from her 1986 album True Blue
  • Pa-Pa, a song by Finnish band The Rasmus from their album Hell of a Tester from 1998
in mythology:
in geography:
in arts and popular culture:
In cuisine:
acronyms:

See also

  • Papar, Sabah, town located in east Malaysia on the island of Borneo
papa in Bosnian: Papa (višeznačni čvor)
papa in Danish: Papa
papa in German: Papa (Begriffsklärung)
papa in Spanish: Papa (desambiguación)
papa in French: Papa
papa in Italian: Papa (disambigua)
papa in Japanese: パパ
papa in Dutch: Papa
papa in Portuguese: Papa (desambiguação)
papa in Swedish: Papa

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Grand Penitentiary, Holy Father, abba, abuna, antipope, archbishop, archdeacon, archpriest, bishop, bishop coadjutor, canon, cardinal, cardinal bishop, cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, chaplain, coadjutor, curate, dad, daddy, dean, diocesan, ecclesiarch, exarch, father, foster father, genitor, governor, hierarch, high priest, metropolitan, old man, pa, pap, pappy, pater, paterfamilias, patriarch, penitentiary, pontiff, pop, pope, pops, prebendary, prelate, primate, rector, rural dean, sire, stepfather, subdean, suffragan, the old man, vicar
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