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Father.as name ‘Pa is busy on the telephone’
male parent, begetter, patriarch, paterfamiliasView synonyms
- ‘Most girls around town were married by sixteen, just as soon as they finished their schooling, or earlier if they or their pas thought it necessary.’
- ‘Pa was 45 when I was born so I didn't really realize it but he was more like a grandfather than a dad to me.’
- ‘We were almost finished laying the irrigation for the "garden," as my Pa called it - it was actually 2 acres.’
Early 19th century: abbreviation of papa.
The chemical element protactinium.
1Panama (international vehicle registration).
2Pennsylvania (in official postal use).
3British Personal assistant.second in command, second, number two, subordinate, junior, auxiliary, adjutant, lieutenant, subaltern, assistant, personal assistant, pa, aide, helper, right-hand man, henchman, underlingView synonyms
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