pa

[pah, paw]

noun Informal.


Origin of pa

short for papa
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British Dictionary definitions for pa's

PA's

pl n

mountaineering a type of rock boot

Word Origin for PA's

C20: named after P ierre A llain, French climber

pa

1

noun

an informal word for father

pa

2

pah

noun NZ

a Māori village or settlement
history a Māori defensive position and settlement on a hilltop
go back to the pa to abandon city life in favour of rural life

Word Origin for pa

Māori

pa

3

the internet domain name for

Panama

Pa

the chemical symbol for

protactinium

symbol for

pascal

PA

abbreviation for

Pennsylvania
personal appearance
personal assistant
military Post Adjutant
power of attorney
press agent
Press Association
banking private account
public-address system
publicity agent
Publishers Association
purchasing agent
insurance particular average
(in New Zealand) probationary assistant
Panama (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for pa's

pa

1804, colloquial shortening of papa (q.v.).

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pa's in Medicine

Pa

The symbol for the elementprotactinium

PA

abbr.

physician's assistant
posteroanterior
pulmonary artery
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pa's in Science

Pa

Abbreviation of pascal
The symbol for protactinium.
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