Pappy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pappy Like pap; soft; succulent; tender.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pappy Like pap; soft: succulent.
    • n pappy Papa; father: a childish word.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Pap soft food

Usage

In literature:

But he ain't so sick as his pappy.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Milly and Charley Green was my mammy and pappy and dey b'longed to Marse Daniel Miller.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Dey wuz jus' like Marse Billy's eyes, kaze Ole Marse wuz pappy's marster an' his pappy too.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Seems like she's not in a hurry to marry and leave her pappy.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
But he don't get my tongue wagging till I get the cash pappy.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
I'll tell pappy as soon as ever he comes.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Hit shore ain't from you' low-talkin' pappy.
"The Short Life" by Francis Donovan
I got somep'n' to ax you, pappy.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
An' one day my pappy he got hongry, an' he et dat dere onion, an' whut you reckon?
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
Her pappy, he was a white man.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

She bites her "mammy," scratches "nurse,"
And makes droll mouths at "pappy;"
We can but love the roguish thing,
She looks so bright and happy.
"Our Helen" by Effie Afton
Oh, orphans a-weepin' lak de widder do,
An' I wish you 'd tell me why:
De Mastah is a mammy an' a pappy too;
Lif' up yo' haid w'en de King go by!
"A Spiritual" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Yes, suh, I 's comin' ez fas' ez I kin,--
Twas kin' o' da'k, but hit 's lightah agin:
P'omised yo' pappy I 'd allus tek keer
Of you,--yes, mastah,--I 's follerin',--hyeah!
"The News" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Lucy's mammy groaned to see huh, an' huh pappy sto'med an' to',
But she kep' right on a-hol'in' to de centah of de flo'.
So dey went an' ast de pastoh ef he could n't mek huh quit,
But de tellin' of de sto'y th'owed de preachah in a fit.
"How Lucy Backslid" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Readers' Choice: Pappy 's Smokehouse.
Pappy 's Home Care: In the business of compassion.
1 IMAGE TAGGED WITH " PAPPY ".
' Pappy ' hangs up duty belt for last time at DPS.
Davie " Pappy " Grady.
Davie " Pappy " Grady, 75, of Cainsville, Mo.
In your December issue, a woman wrote that her husband claimed a restaurant called Pappy 's never existed.
Pappy 's: A Sports Bar with Salads.
The first thing you should know about Pappy 's is that it does not carry Buffalo wings.
" Pappy "?Hall, age 84 of Lakefield, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at his home.
Before he passed away, former lawmaker and 'country lawyer' Pappy Triche did what he could to bury his own legacy of hate and leave a mark on Louisiana politics.
Like 'Pappy,' Campbell toed populist line.
Pappy Van Winkle 's bourbon could hit DC next week.
Pawn shop purchasing at Pappy's Pawn.
2 ounces of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20yr old bourbon.
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