Father: my pa was no farmer [as name]: Pa is busy on the telephone
More example sentences
- 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.
- We were almost finished laying the irrigation for the "garden," as my Pa called it - it was actually 2 acres.
- 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.
early 19th century: abbreviation of papa.