Definition of


  1. (noun, person) an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

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Synonyms of Papa

dad, dada, daddy, pa, pappa, pop

Alternate forms of Papa

Hypernyms: begetter, father, male parent

Origin of the word Papa

  1. "father," 1681, from Fr. papa, from L. papa, originally a child's word, cf. Gk. pappa (voc.) "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. more

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Words that sound like Papa

16 pf, p, p.a., p.e., p.o., pa, paba, pahoehoe, pap, papaia, papaw, papaya, papio, pappa, papua, pave, pavo, paw, pawpaw, pay, pay off, pay up, paye, payee, payoff, pb, pe, pea, peavey, peavy, peba, pee, pee-pee, peep, peeve, peewee, pei, pep, pep up, peppy, pew, pewee, ph, phi, phobia, phobophobia, phoebe

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