Origin of pa
Examples from the Web for pa
No one was prepared to hear what the ships captain told them over the PA system.Inside the Cruise Ship Quarantined Over Ebola Fear|Carol McKinley|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did you have to intern and PA on a lot of films before breaking through?Octavia Spencer on Hollywood and Race: The Film Roles I’m Offered Are Too Small|Marlow Stern|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Charles raised a quizzical eyebrow and it fell to his son to tell him, "Pa, you should be pleased!"
“The war goes on,” Tha U Wa A Pa the leader of the Free Burma Rangers, tells me from deep within the Burmese jungle.Myanmar’s Free Burma Rangers Are Like Doctors Without Borders…With Guns|James Griffiths|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I read your first film work was behind-the-scenes, though, working as a PA on the sets of The Constant Gardener and The Namesake.Lupita Nyong’o On Her Magical Journey from Kenya to ‘12 Years A Slave’ and Possible Oscar Glory|Marlow Stern|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He just looked calm, and as grandpa went right on talkin', it would have been interruptin' if my pa did say anything.Mitch Miller|Edgar Lee Masters
Here, she quite forgot that it was Pa's turn to make the responses, and clung to his neck.Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
Pa'dners is pa'dners, an'—me an' yo'—somehow—I cain't jes' say it—but—anyways—Why!Connie Morgan in Alaska|James B. Hendryx
I shall be back by a reasonable hour, Pa,—and so will you, I should hope.
Well, I shall have to go and get that vaseline or Pa's legs will suffer.Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa|George W. Peck
Word Origin for pa
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the chemical symbol for
Word Origin for p.a.
1804, colloquial shortening of papa (q.v.).
abbreviation of "public address" (system), attested from 1936.