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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ As with Terry she meant nothing to him, except as a means of extorting money from her papa.
▪ Dear Kidsday: I am 10, and my papa died in July.
▪ From the sixth century the title papa became especially Roman in the West.
▪ It was your precious brother who stole customers away from papa, took the profits to put in his own pocket.
▪ Let me introduce you, papa.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Papa \Pa*pa"\, n. [F. papa, L. papa; cf. Gr. ?, ?, a child's word meaning father. Cf. Pope.]

  1. A child's word for father.

  2. A parish priest in the Greek Church.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"father," 1680s, from French papa, from Latin papa, originally a child's word, similar to 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.


n. 1 (context often childish English) dad, daddy, father; a familiar or old-fashioned term of address to one’s father. 2 (context informal English) (non-gloss definition: A pet name for one's grandfather.) 3 A parish priest in the Greek Orthodox Church. 4 The letter ''P'' in the ICAO spelling alphabet.


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

Papa (mythology)

In Cook Islands mythology of the southern Cook Islands group, the earth goddess Papa was created when Varima-te-takere, the primordial mother goddess, plucked her out from the left side of her body. Papa married her brother, the sky god Vatea. They had twin sons, the sea god Tangaroa and the vegetation god Rongo.

Papa (TV series)

Papa was an 18-episode Korean drama that aired on KBS2 in 1996.


Pápa is a historical town in Veszprém county, Hungary, located close to the northern edge of the Bakony Hills, and noted for its baroque architecture. With its 32,473 inhabitants (2011), it is the cultural, economic and tourism centre of the region.

Pápa is one of the centres of the Reformed faith in Transdanubia, as the existence of numerous ecclesiastical heritage sites and museums suggest. Due to the multitude of heritage buildings the centre of the town is now protected.

Pápa has a large historical centre, with renovated old burgher's houses, cafes, and museums, including the Blue-Dyeing Museum ( Kékfestő Múzeum), set up in a former factory which produced clothes and other textiles dyed with indigo blue under a unique method.

The town is also noted for its thermal baths, particularly a newly constructed swimming complex, the Esterházy family's palace, its grand Roman Catholic church, and Calvinist secondary school; the town is an important religious centre. It also boasts a large park near the centre of town.

The town has been the main center of trade in the wines of the Somló wine region. Pápa was an administrative regional capital from 1945 to 1983.

Papa (song)

"Papa" is a song written by Stephen Poliakoff and Adrian Johnston 1 for the BBC drama Gideon's Daughter. The song is originally sung by Emily Blunt's character Natasha (and is occasionally referred to as Natasha's song) to her father (played by Bill Nighy) during a performance at her school. The performance features vocals with flamenco style acoustic/classical guitar accompaniment by renowned classical guitarist Georgina Whitehead. The song, which forms a pivotal part of the story in Gideon's Daughter, was inspired by the tragic life and writings of Marie-Georges Simenon (Marie-Jo), daughter of the novelist Georges Simenon, who committed suicide by shooting herself at the age of 25.

Papa (bishop)

Mar Papa (died c. 327/328), also known as Papa bar Aggai, was Bishop of Seleucia-Ctesiphon, the capital of Sassanid Persia, in the late 3rd and early 4th century. An important figure in the early history of the Church of the East, he was first in the generally recognized line of Bishops of Seleucia-Ctesiphon, who would later become the acknowledged heads of the church. He was the first bishop to be given the title of Catholicos, or universal leader, and set about restructuring the previously disorganized Persian church. Some historians describe him as the founding figure of the Church of the East, though according to Syriac tradition, he was simply continuing a line of leaders, such as Mar Mari, that stretched back to Thomas the Apostle.

Papa (surname)

Papa is a surname which may refer to:

  • Alfonso Papa (born 1970), Italian politician, former judge and professor
  • Bob Papa (born 1964), American sportscaster
  • Emiliano Papa (born 1982), Argentina footballer
  • Gary Papa (1954 – 2009), American sportscaster and brother of Greg
  • Greg Papa (born 1962), American sportscaster and brother of Gary
  • Rav Papa (c. 300-375), a Babylonian Amora from the Talmud
  • Salvatore Papa (born 1990), Italian footballer
Papa (2012 film)

Papa is a 2012 South Korean comedy-drama film written and directed by Han Ji-seung. Park Yong-woo stars as a talent manager who persuades his step-daughter from a contract marriage, played by Go Ara, to audition for a reality TV show in the United States.

Go Ara was nominated for Best New Actress at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards, the 21st Buil Film Awards, and the 33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2012.

Papa (2016 film)

Papa is a 2016 Chinese family comedy-drama, a dramedy film directed by Xiao Zheng starring lead actor Xia Yu. The film was entirely shot in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and was released theatrically in China and in United States on the same day.

Papa (nickname)

Papa is a nickname which may refer to:

  • Papa Bouba Diop (born 1978), Senegalese footballer
  • Louis Faury (1874-1947), French general nicknamed "Papa Faury"
  • Michele Greco (1924-2008), Sicilian Mafia member nicknamed "il Papa" ("the Pope")
  • Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Austrian composer nicknamed " Papa Haydn"
  • Paul Hausser (1880-1972), German World War II Waffen SS officer
  • Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), American author and journalist
  • Walter Hörnlein (1893-1961), German World War II general
  • Papa Bue Jensen (1930-2011), Danish jazz trombonist and bandleader
  • Joseph Joffre (1852-1931), French World War I general nicknamed "Papa Joffre"
  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos (born 1988), Greek footballer
  • Friedrich Graf von Wrangel (1784-1877), Prussian Army Generalfeldmarschall nicknamed "Papa Wrangel"
Pápa (genus)

Pápa (also Papa) was the name of a gens (Latin for "clan"; nemzetség in Hungarian) in the Kingdom of Hungary in the Árpádian era.

Usage examples of "papa".

They know Papa was wroth with them for playing this game, how afeard he was that two of them might appear at once in the same place together, and bom be slain!

Nor to yours, I daresay, since I remember you telling Papa you could stay by my bedside night and day because you had the same ailment as a child yourself.

With any luck at all, you will never focus your glims upon Miss Ames, no matter how illustrious her fortune, or by virtue of whatever scheme your papa and her papa concocted so many years ago.

Very slowly, in between deep breaths, she had explained to Amy that mobs had taken over Paris, that the king and queen were prisoners, and that Papa and Edouard were very much in danger.

From the papers, Amy learned that the Pimpernel had spirited Papa out of prison disguised as a cask of cheap red wine.

Greek would do her no good in her mission, but Amy read them anyway, in memory of Papa.

Not from the night, not from Mama or Papa, not from Deda and Babushka, far away, not from Babushka Maya, too old to care, not from Marina, who knew too much without knowing anything, not from Dimitri, who was mired in his own hell, and certainly not from Alexander, the impossible, maddening, unforgivable Alexander.

We sat down in a charming grotto, and began styling each other papa and daughter, and allowing ourselves liberties which threatened to lead to danger.

Sara begged us not to say a word about it to her papa or mamma, as they would be sure to scold her as they had scolded her when she got her ears pierced without asking their leave.

Nevertheless, I had to assume an indifferent air, and I got myself out of the difficulty by equivocal answers, till the good-humoured papa came to summon me to dinner.

Papa was a caudillo, a provincial landowner with a hundred thousand acres of pampas and a work force of cowboys that doubled as his private army.

He was about to burst, Cesse was, telling me yet again how proud he is of his son, his brilliant, stubborn, wonderful son who would put himself into danger, make a hero of himself just to spite his papa.

Carrying my gun, with a good warm cloak over my uniform and with a large bag containing all my purchases, I take leave of the worthy Greek, and am landed on the shore, determined on obtaining a lodging from the cheating papa, by fair means or foul.

She begged Cicely to hasten to the ballroom as the guests were already arriving in droves and that she could not see to it all by herself, Maria had vanished and that tiresome gentleman, your dear Papa, was not yet out of the dining-room.

From one issue the notes of a piano, which a young lady in ringlets practises six hours daily, to the delight of the fellow-lodgers: at another, lovely Polly, the nurse-maid, may be seen dandling Master Omnium in her arms: whilst Jacob, his papa, is beheld eating prawns, and devouring the Times for breakfast, at the window below.