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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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pap

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

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

pap

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

n (= food)Brei m
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pap

[pæp] n (pej) (drivel) → stupidaggini fpl; (food) → pappa
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References in classic literature ?
Pap he hadn't been seen for more than a year, and that was comfortable for me; I didn't want to see him no more.
"Pap's so po' he cain't run me no mo', so I want to git a show somers if I kin, 'taint no diffunce what--I'm strong and hearty, and I don't turn my back on no kind of work, hard nur soft."
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 hope you never do sell a line to the magazines.
I was prodding for my food into a camp-kettle when they were howling for their pap. Is a man of my weight and substance to be thrown aside for the first three half-grown lads who have learned the trick of the tilt-yard?
Of the study limitations described by the authors, a major factor is the participants' use of PAP therapy: The participants self-reported if they were prescribed PAP therapy, but their PAP adherence data, the duration and frequency of PAP use, were unknown.
'The commission has however refused, neglected or failed to compensate the project-affected persons (PAPs) of the Nairobi-Naivasha SGR Phase 2(A) despite receipt of funds from them and repeated demands,' the documents indicate.
The company began its stores under the name Paparazzi, however in 2015 the brand underwent a huge revamp and by New Year's Eve 2016 online-only retailer Miss Pap was born.
The PAP made the remark in light of the legislative hearings which highlighted the alleged psychological condition of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
PAP patients can present asymptomatically or with vague complaints of dyspnea and cough [3].