Paps



[pap] /pæp/

noun
1.
soft food for infants or invalids, as bread soaked in water or milk.
2.
an idea, talk, book, or the like, lacking substance or real value.
[pap] /pæp/
noun, Chiefly Dialect.
1.
a teat; nipple.
2.
something resembling a teat or nipple.
/pæp/
noun
1.
any soft or semiliquid food, such as bread softened with milk, esp for babies or invalids; mash
2.
(South African) porridge made from maize
3.
worthless or oversimplified ideas; drivel: intellectual pap
/pæp/
noun
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a nipple or teat
2.

/pæp/
verb (transitive) paps, papping, papped
1.
(of the paparazzi) to follow and photograph (a famous person)
n.

“soft food for infants,” late 14c., from Old French pape “watered gruel,” from Latin pappa, a widespread word in children’s language for “food” (e.g. Middle High German and Dutch pap, German Pappe, Spanish, Portuguese papa, Italian pappa), imitative of an infant’s noise when hungry; possibly associated with pap (n.2). Meaning “over-simplified idea” first recorded 1540s.

“nipple of a woman’s breast,” c.1200, first attested in Northern and Midlands writing, probably from a Scandinavian source (not recorded in Old Norse, but cf. dialectal Swedish pappe), from PIE imitative root *pap- “to swell” (cf. Latin papilla “nipple,” papula “a swelling, pimple;” Lithuanian papas “nipple”).

“older man,” 1844, shortening of papa.

pap (pāp)
n.
Soft or semiliquid food, as for infants.

noun

Father; pappy (1844+)
1.
adenosine 3c-phosphate 5c-phosphosulfate
2.
3c-phosphoadenosine 5c-phosphosulfate
1.
Papanicolao smear
2.
Papanicolao test
1.
Password Authentication Protocol
2.
peroxidase antiperoxidase complex
3.
pulmonary artery pressure

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