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pa

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

C20: named after P ierre A llain, French climber

pa1

noun
  1. an informal word for father
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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
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Word Origin

Māori

pa3

the internet domain name for
  1. Panama
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Pa

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pa's in Medicine

Pa

  1. The symbol for the elementprotactinium

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pa's in Science

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