Papa



[pah-puh, puh-pah] /ˈpɑ pə, pəˈpɑ/

noun
1.
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2.
(initial capital letter) a code word used in communications, especially by radio, to represent the letter P.
/pəˈpɑː/
noun
1.
(old-fashioned) an informal word for father (sense 1)
/ˈpɑːpɑː/
noun
1.
(RC Church) another name for the pope1 (sense 1)
/ˈpɑːpa/
noun
1.
(NZ) rare. a soft blue-grey clay of marine siltstone or sandstone
/ˈpɑːpɑː/
noun
1.
(communications) a code word for the letter p
n.

“father,” 1680s, from French papa, from Latin papa, originally a child’s word, cf. Greek pappa (vocative) “o father,” pappas “father,” pappos “grandfather.” The native word is daddy; first use of papa was in courtly speech, as a continental affectation, not used by common folk until late 18c.

noun

A male lover; DADDY (1785+ esp black); (1922+)

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