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Does papa refer to dad or grandpa?

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Asked by Tams_jade at 9:54 PM on Sep. 18, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • I would think that depends on your family. I have heard both.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:56 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • Either one. It could also mean greatgrandpa. It depends on your family and ethnicity.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:58 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • Either! I have a friend who calls his dad Papa (and so do I). My grandfather is Papa to me and my children! It's whatever you want it to be. :-)

    Answer by micheledo at 10:02 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • my hunny is papa to our cat! lol
    my nephew (3) calls my dad Ampa. he tries to say grandpa but his g's and sometimes r's are silent. sounds like Ampa. its cute
    i wasn't ever really close with my grandfathers and just called them grandpa.
    i usually hear other little kids call their grandpas papa.

    Answer by codysmama2609 at 10:09 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • That's what I called my Grandpa.

    Answer by kustomkrochet at 10:11 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • Either, just as Pop. My grandmother called her dad "Pop" and my mother called him "Pop"

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • my SO calls his grandpa papa...but it could be used for either

    Answer by Dom123123 at 10:15 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • It really depends on where you live, where your family's origins are from (nationality).....
    If I heard Papa though I would think Grandpa.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • Papa would mean father- the same word that Papal or pope come from. But it is used either way. My children called my father Pops, my grandchildren call their grandfather Grandpa. I called my grandfathers Grandpap.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:44 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • either

    Answer by scooterpooter at 11:19 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

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