from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Father.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Dad, daddy, father; a familiar or old-fashioned term of address to one’s father.
- n. A pet name for one's grandfather.
- n. A parish priest in the Greek Orthodox Church.
- n. The letter P in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A child's word for father.
- n. A parish priest in the Greek Church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Father: a word used chiefly by children.
- n. A title formerly bestowed in the Christian church on bishops, and often on the inferior clergy, but now restricted to parish priests in the Greek Church.
- n. A baboon; a papio or papion.
- n. The specific name of the king-vulture of tropical America, sarcorhamphus or Gypagus papa. See cut under king-vulture.
- n. A name, both generic and specific, of a coccothraustine bird of the Bonin Islands, Coccothraustes papa or ferrirostris, or Papa ferrirostris. Reichenbach;
- n. In Mexico and Central and South America, the common potato, Solanum tuberosum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
French; see papa in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Circa 17th century, from French papa, probably originally imitative of a child's early efforts at vocalization. (Wiktionary)