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pappy

1
[ pap-ee ]
/ ˈpæp i /
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adjective, pap·pi·er, pap·pi·est.
like pap; mushy.
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Origin of pappy

1
First recorded in 1670–80; pap1 + -y1

Other definitions for pappy (2 of 2)

pappy2
[ pap-ee ]
/ ˈpæp i /

noun, plural pap·pies.Older Use.

Origin of pappy

2
First recorded in 1755–65; pap(a) + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for pappy (1 of 2)

pappy1
/ (ˈpæpɪ) /

adjective -pier or -piest
resembling pap; mushy

British Dictionary definitions for pappy (2 of 2)

pappy2
/ (ˈpæpɪ) /

noun plural -pies
US an informal word for father
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