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[pah, paw]
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noun Informal.
  1. father.

Origin of pa

short for papa
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British Dictionary definitions for pa's

PA's

pl n
  1. mountaineering a type of rock boot

Word Origin

C20: named after P ierre A llain, French climber

pa1

noun
  1. an informal word for father

pa2

pah

noun NZ
  1. a Māori village or settlement
  2. history a Māori defensive position and settlement on a hilltop
  3. go back to the pa to abandon city life in favour of rural life

Word Origin

Māori

pa3

the internet domain name for
  1. Panama

Pa

the chemical symbol for
  1. protactinium
symbol for
  1. pascal

PA

abbreviation for
  1. Pennsylvania
  2. personal appearance
  3. personal assistant
  4. military Post Adjutant
  5. power of attorney
  6. press agent
  7. Press Association
  8. banking private account
  9. public-address system
  10. publicity agent
  11. Publishers Association
  12. purchasing agent
  13. insurance particular average
  14. (in New Zealand) probationary assistant
  15. Panama (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for pa's

pa

1804, colloquial shortening of papa (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pa's in Medicine

Pa

  1. The symbol for the elementprotactinium

PA

abbr.
  1. physician's assistant
  2. posteroanterior
  3. pulmonary artery

pa's in Science

Pa

  1. Abbreviation of pascal
  2. The symbol for protactinium.

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