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pap 1

 (păp)
n. Archaic
1. A teat or nipple.
2. Something resembling a teat or nipple, such as a steep hill.

[Middle English pappe, probably from Latin papilla; see papilla.]

pap 2

 (păp)
n.
1. Soft or semiliquid food, as for infants.
2. Material lacking real value or substance: TV shows that offer nothing but pap.
3. Slang Money and favors obtained as political patronage: "self-seeking politicians primarily interested in patronage, privilege, and pap" (Fiorello H. La Guardia).

[Middle English, from Old French papa, from Latin, children's word for food.]

pap

(pæp)
n
1. any soft or semiliquid food, such as bread softened with milk, esp for babies or invalids; mash
2. (Cookery) South African porridge made from maize
3. worthless or oversimplified ideas; drivel: intellectual pap.
[C15: from Middle Low German pappe, via Medieval Latin from Latin pappāre to eat; compare Dutch pap, Italian pappa]

pap

(pæp)
n
1. (Anatomy) dialect Scot and Northern English a nipple or teat
2. (Physical Geography)
a. something resembling a breast or nipple, such as (formerly) one of a pair of rounded hilltops
b. (capital as part of a name): the Pap of Glencoe.
[C12: of Scandinavian origin, imitative of a sucking sound; compare Latin papilla nipple, Sanskrit pippalaka]

pap

(pæp)
n
a paparazzo
vb (tr) , paps, papping or papped
(of the paparazzi) to follow and photograph (a famous person)
[C20: from paparazzo]

pap1

(pæp)

n.
1. soft food for infants or invalids, as bread soaked in milk.
2. ideas, writings, or the like, lacking substance or real value.
[1400–50; late Middle English; nursery word akin to Dutch pap, German Pappe, Latin, Italian pappa]

pap2

(pæp)

n. Chiefly Dial.
a teat or nipple or something resembling one.
[1150–1200; Middle English pappe; compare dial. Norwegian, Swedish pappe, Latin papilla (see papilla), Lithuanian pãpas, all from a base *pap-; akin to pap1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pap - worthless or oversimplified ideas
drivel, garbage - a worthless message
2.pap - a diet that does not require chewingpap - a diet that does not require chewing; advised for those with intestinal disorders
diet - a prescribed selection of foods
Pablum - a soft form of cereal for infants
3.pap - the small projection of a mammary glandpap - the small projection of a mammary gland
reproductive organ, sex organ - any organ involved in sexual reproduction
mammary gland, mamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammals

pap

noun rubbish, trash, trivia, drivel All that radio station plays is commercial pap.

pap

noun
2. That which sustains the mind or spirit:
Translations

pap

[pæp] N (Culin) → papilla f, gachas fpl (fig) (pej) → bazofia f

pap

n (= food)Brei m

pap

[pæp] n (pej) (drivel) → stupidaggini fpl; (food) → pappa
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PAPS standardizes and streamlines the freight transportation process at the border.
Customs in the development of PAPS over the past several years, and were among the first few carriers selected as participants in its pilot project.
now participate in PAPS include Port Huron, MI; Champlain and Niagara Falls, NY; and Pembina, ND - with plans to include Detroit, MI and Blaine, WA in early 2001.