Definitions starting with P

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pa

/pah/ [OED, childish short form of papa father; US dial. idem ADD; cf. Haitian (Gaujean p.c.) and Reunion Cr. Fr. pa (Chaudenson 1974:40) idem] n. a title of respect and term of address to an older man: 1966 Pa Josh and Ma Sue. . .they didn't have no children (Crowley 119). cf. DADA, DADDY, PAPA, PAW (Black)

Tags: noun, term of address

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Last update: 2012-12-01 21:25
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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