pappy

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[pap-ee]
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Origin of pappy

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First recorded in 1670–80; pap1 + -y1

pappy

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[pap-ee]
noun, plural pap·pies. Older Use.
  1. father.

Origin of pappy

2
First recorded in 1755–65; pap(a) + -y2
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pappy

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adjective -pier or -piest
  1. resembling pap; mushy

pappy

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noun plural -pies
  1. US an informal word for father
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