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[pop-uh] /ˈpɒp ə/
noun, Informal.
Origin of poppa
First recorded in 1765-75; variant of papa Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Linger not in the thoughts of the past, poppa; it is irrevocable.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • poppa left for Monte this morning,” Mamie explained over the soup.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • Knowing that if there's one thing in the world momma hates it's the exhibition of poppa's sense of humour, I walked to the door.

    A Voyage of Consolation Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • Then he recalled poppa; and that most famous poppa also seemed to him soulless, a waxen mask.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • But it is no good going on in this way, poppa, for I've no call to excuse myself to strangers.

    The Silent House Fergus Hume
  • It is said that she has begged poppa to let her take the bath immediately after herself.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • And poppa seemed to have a new softness that he'd seldom seen before.

    Poppa Needs Shorts Leigh Richmond
  • At poppa, who came directly after him, they shouted, "Flava coma (yellow hair)!!"

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • "I don't need to tell any American the market value of it," said poppa smiling.

    A Voyage of Consolation Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • "The light of Aurora is playing in them," answered poppa, convinced that the necklace was for her.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
Slang definitions & phrases for poppa



  1. One's father (1765+)
  2. Any older man (1765+)

[fr papa, which is found by 1681]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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