There are 3 main definitions of pa in English:

pa1

Syllabification: pa

noun

informal
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.

Origin

early 19th century: abbreviation of papa.

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There are 3 main definitions of pa in English:

Pa2

Syllabification: Pa

abbreviation

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The chemical element protactinium.

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There are 3 main definitions of pa in English:

PA3

Syllabification: PA

abbreviation

1.1Press Association.
1.2Public address.

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