in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise: an apprentice Jedi; also (often humorously) in extended and allusive use: a youthful, naive, or untrained person
Frequently in young Padawan, esp. as a form of address.
[perh. suggested by padwar, a rank in the Martian military roughly equivalent to a lieutenant, in the Barsoom series of Edgar Rice Burroughs]
This is the story of Mace Windy…as related to us by C.J. Thorpe, padawaan learner to the famed Jedi.
Journal of Whills (MS draft) in L. Dowling Star Wars Year by Year (2010) 29/1
Not at the expense of the moment. Be mindful of the living Force, my young Padawan.
Star Wars Episode I: Phantom Menace 4
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