- (initial capital letter) a code word used in communications, especially by radio, to represent the letter P.
Origin of papa
Examples from the Web for papa
The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country
January 6, 2015
In the background, outside, is Papa Legba, who is a Loa, the word for a Voodoo deity.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism
November 8, 2014
Her demand was simple: I will not marry Loras Tyrell (i.e., the “renowned pillow-biter” to whom Papa Tywin has betrothed her).Best ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Yet
June 16, 2014
“Like Papa,” this too made me proud that they would make such a comparison.Life as an Undocumented Immigrant
Jose Antonio Vargas
April 28, 2014
In it, Papa Cruz rants and raves about the “crisis” this country is facing because of its “Marxist” president.House of Cruz: the Making of Ted Cruz
November 1, 2013
You and my other uncle can do a great deal for me, if you please, with my papa.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Papa was the Pussycat and she was the little mouse in her hole under the bed-clothes.
There was nothing like that in Connie Hancock's Papa's house.
"He's no business to behave as if it was Papa's fault," said Harriett.
Your papa and I wish you to say nothing whatever about it to any one.Weighed and Wanting
- old-fashioned an informal word for father (def. 1)
- RC Church another name for the pope 1 (def. 1)
- NZ rare. a soft blue-grey clay of marine siltstone or sandstone
- communications a code word for the letter p
Word Origin and History for papa
"father," 1680s, from French papa, from Latin papa, originally a child's word, cf. 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.