noun Date: 1763 chiefly Southern & Midland papa

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Pappy — Pap py, a. [From {Pap} soft food.] Like pap; soft; succulent; tender. Ray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pappy — ► NOUN (pl. pappies) ▪ a child s word for father …   English terms dictionary

  • pappy — pappy1 [pap′ē] n. pl. pappies [Informal or Dial.] FATHER pappy2 [pap′ē] adj. pappier, pappiest like pap; mushy …   English World dictionary

  • Pappy — noun ones grandfather Pappy told me about his life …   Wiktionary

  • pappy — I. ˈpapē, pi adjective ( er/ est) Etymology: pap (II) + y : consisting of pap : like pap : pulpy, soft, succulent like corn in a wet harvest full, but pappy, no good D.H.Lawrence …   Useful english dictionary

  • pappy — pappy1 /pap ee/, adj., pappier, pappiest. like pap; mushy. [1670 80; PAP1 + Y1] pappy2 /pap ee/, n., pl. pappies. Older Use. father. [1755 65; PAP(A) + Y2] * * * …   Universalium

  • pappy — 1. adjective /pæpi/ Like pap; soft; succulent; tender. 2. noun /pæpi/ a) father b) grandfather …   Wiktionary

  • pappy — Synonyms and related words: abba, dad, daddy, dead, dilute, diluted, fade, father, flat, flavorless, foster father, genitor, governor, gruelly, inane, indifferent, insipid, jejune, mild, milk and water, mushy, old man, pa, pap, papa, pater,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pappy — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. father, papa, daddy, pa; see father 1 , parent . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Yielding easily to pressure or weight; not firm: mushy, pulpous, pulpy, quaggy, soft, spongy, squashy, squishy, yielding. See RESIST. III… …   English dictionary for students

  • pappy — pap|py [ pæpi ] noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED your father …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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