In this episode of Gimme the Word we explore the Spanish colloquialism, ‘Papi,’ and its many meanings.
Amongst Spanish speakers the word is widely used as a term of endearment. But in the 1990s, ‘Papi’ entered the American mainstream. From Junot Diaz to The Notiourious B.I.G. to Jennifer Lopez, how did the term go from our dad’s nickname to Drake’s Instagram handle?