[pah-puh, puh-pah] /ˈpɑ pə, pəˈpɑ/
(initial capital letter) a code word used in communications, especially by radio, to represent the letter P.
(old-fashioned) an informal word for father (sense 1)
(RC Church) another name for the pope1 (sense 1)
(NZ) rare. a soft blue-grey clay of marine siltstone or sandstone
(communications) a code word for the letter p
“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.
A male lover; DADDY (1785+ esp black); (1922+)
[pey-puh-buh l] /ˈpeɪ pə bəl/ adjective 1. suitable or likely to become pope.
[pap-uh-dop-uh-luh s; Greek pah-pah-daw-poo-laws] /ˌpæp əˈdɒp ə ləs; Greek ˌpɑ pɑˈdɔ pu lɔs/ noun 1. George, 1919–99, Greek military leader and dictator (1967–74). /ˌpæpəˈdɒpələs; Greek papaˈðɔpulɔs/ noun 1. Georgios. 1919–99, Greek army officer and statesman; prime minister (1967–73) and president (1973) in Greece’s military government 2. Tassos Nikolaou.1934–2008, Cypriot politician: president of Cyprus from 2003
[pah-puh-duh m] /ˈpɑ pə dəm/ noun 1. an Indian flatbread made of lentil flour, often topped with chutney or various dips or salsas.
[pah-puh-gahy-oh; Spanish pah-pah-gah-yaw] /ˌpɑ pəˈgaɪ oʊ; Spanish ˌpɑ pɑˈgɑ yɔ/ noun 1. Gulf of, an inlet of the Pacific, on the NW coast of Costa Rica. 15 miles (25 km) long; 25 miles (40 km) wide. 2. a violent northerly wind occurring along the W coast of Central America, especially on the Gulf of Papagayo.