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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.
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.
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.
You are too simple, took elemental, and too rational, by my faith, to prosper on such pap.
I was prodding for my food into a camp-kettle when they were howling for their pap.
Ditch Witch Northwest has acquired four Ditch Witch dealers in California, while Engineered Products, another Pap Group firm, bought a Sacramento company.
If you are sexually active, you should get your first Pap within two years of your first sexual experience.
The gradually decreasing false-negative rates of misinterpreted HSIL in the PAP-PT program may be related to better participant preparation through continual involvement in CAP PAP programs during recent years.
He does not share the viewpoint, according to which by such an offer the PAP sent a message about its unwillingness to
Women who had had at least one Pap smear test in life were considered to have taken a Pap smear test", and those who had heard of the test were accepted as women who "knew of the Pap smear test".
Pap smear plays an important role in screening programs in reducing the incidence and mortality of CC (7) and routine cancer screening has become more frequent (8).
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.