Etymology
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papa (n.)

"father," 1680s, from French papa, from Latin papa, originally a reduplicated child's word, similar to Greek pappa (vocative) "o father," pappas "father," pappos "grandfather." The native word is daddy; according to OED the first use of papa was in courtly speech, as a continental affectation, and it was not used by common folk until late 18c.

updated on January 03, 2020

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Definitions of papa from WordNet

papa (n.)
an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk;
Synonyms: dad / dada / daddy / pa / pappa / pop
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