- like pap; mushy.
Origin of pappy1
Origin of pappy2
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Examples from the Web for pappy
The Cult of Pappy van Winkle By Elton Felton There are lines around the block and long waiting lists.Eight Must-read Stories About Nicaragua, School Shooters and the New Republic
The Daily Beast
December 6, 2014
It seems like everyone wants to own Pappy Van Winkle whiskey…but is it worth it?
The savvy forger with Pappy empties to fill might get his hands on some Old Weller and present it as its more illustrious cousin.
Pappy has become a prime example of a certain kind of product that economists called a “Veblen good.”
Though, at their best, the Van Winkle whiskies are excellent, Pappy is not uniquely great.
The kid stopped in the street and said to me: "You don't have to follow me around, Pappy."The Altar at Midnight
Cyril M. Kornbluth
The "Pappy" should kiss his brat—but were they one and the same kisses?Tess of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
He got her from Mr. Addison Hilliard, where my pappy belonged.
Anyway his pappy was from England, and I think he went back before I was born.
When pappy got free he come and asked me to go with him, and I went along and lived with him.
- resembling pap; mushy
- US an informal word for father
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