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.
This might not fool a knowledgeable whiskey drinker, but how many of those desperate for pappy are knowledgeable whiskey drinkers?
Part of agency lore involves a noted New York crime buster, William “pappy” Walsh.
The savvy forger with pappy empties to fill might get his hands on some Old Weller and present it as its more illustrious cousin.
He's a healthy little Mekstrom, and like his pappy, Steve Junior is a carrier, too.
If it wasn't for you, pappy couldn't git his harvestin' done.'
Your sudden marriage, an' your pappy's embarrassments, will be put together, by smoke!
The kid stopped in the street and said to me: "You don't have to follow me around, pappy."
pappy saw the man he had been workin' for when he slipped the blindfold off his face, and he knowed him.
Father; pap: Harry Light? His pappy