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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
References in classic literature ?
So I knowed, then, that this warn't pap, but a woman dressed up in a man's clothes.
Try that bone on another dog," said the landlord; "as if I did not know how many make five, and where my shoe pinches me; don't think to feed me with pap, for by God I am no fool.
He calls 'em vain oaths, and pounds me; but ef I could say what you said 'baout your pap an' his fixin's, I'd say that 'baout your dollars.
You are too simple, took elemental, and too rational, by my faith, to prosper on such pap.
I have seen a better soldier with pap for food and swaddling clothes for harness.
My mother catched me in her arms, and, transported beyond all patience of the silent grief she was before in, she almost smothered me in her embrace, and told me, in a flood of tears, Pap could not hear me, and would play with me no more, for they were going to put him under ground, whence he could never come to us again.
not be sucking the pap of "neutral family" papers, or browsing "Olive Branches" here in New England.
He now gave Mrs Deborah positive orders to take the child to her own bed, and to call up a maid-servant to provide it pap, and other things, against it waked.
Pap Machinery now serves agricultural and turf customers from eight locations in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, 12 locations throughout Oregon and one in Northern California.
Preventive Services Task Force called for Pap screening to begin no earlier than age 21 and within an interval of 3 years between routine Pap tests for women aged 22-30 years.
HPV testing may be particularly useful in these settings, because it is less expensive and more convenient than performing and evaluating Pap smears.
THE 4TH ORDINARY SESSION of the African Union's Pan-African Parliament (PAP), in mid-May, took place at an interesting time--on the heels of the life-changing uprisings in North Africa, the political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, and most tellingly, the destructive NATO-led assault on Colonel Muammar Al Gathafi's Libya--a country that has undoubtedly been the biggest financial backer of the African Union and by extension the PAP.