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Definition of "poppa" [poppa]

  • Variant of papa. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "poppa" in a sentence
  • "It is this incorruptibility--conferred upon him by his outsider status--which makes him the perfect "poppa" in Double Indemnity."
  • "At one point in the film, Keyes refers to himself as "poppa," suggesting a protective authority and "an endorsement of a conformist society" Evans 166."
  • "Meantime the bear has learned to paddle around all by itself on its hind legs, and says "poppa" and "momma.""