from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Midland U.S. A teat or nipple.
- n. Something resembling a nipple.
- n. Soft or semiliquid food, as for infants.
- n. Material lacking real value or substance: TV shows that offer nothing but pap.
- n. Slang Money and favors obtained as political patronage: "self-seeking politicians primarily interested in patronage, privilege, and pap” ( Fiorello H. La Guardia).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Food in the form of a soft paste, often a porridge, especially as given to very young children.
- n. Nonsense.
- n. Porridge.
- adj. Spineless, wet, without character.
- v. To feed with pap.
- adj. : Flat
- n. Pap smear
- v. Of a paparazzo, to take a surreptitious photograph of (someone, especially a celebrity) without their consent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nipple; a mammilla; a teat.
- n. A rounded, nipplelike hill or peak; anything resembling a nipple in shape; a mamelon.
- n. A soft food for infants, made of bread boiled or softened in milk or water.
- n. Any speech, writing, or idea lacking substance, or of trivial content; oversimplified, trite, or worthless ideas.
- n. Nourishment or support from official patronage.
- n. The pulp of fruit.
- transitive v. To feed with pap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To feed with pap.
- n. A teat; a nipple; the breast of a woman.
- n. A conical hill resembling a nipple or teat: as, the Paps of Jura (an island west of Scotland.).
- n. Soft food for infants, usually made of bread boiled or softened with water or milk.
- n. Hence The emoluments of public office, as salaries, fees, or perquisites.
- n. The pulp of fruit, or pulp of any kind.
- n. Papa; father.
- n. A short cylindrical projection used to furnish a hold for the lathe-center on a easting which is to be turned; a socket; a tit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the small projection of a mammary gland
- n. a diet that does not require chewing; advised for those with intestinal disorders
- n. worthless or oversimplified ideas
This curious concoction of meaningless pap is heartening, in that it reinforces my conviction that those who like to trumpet their freedom from religion are themselves slaves to ignorance and irrationality.
This was, we were told, because the staple food, pap, is almost 100 percent carbs, which men can apparently digest or burn more quickly than women.
The man in the road was "pap" -- tight -- and they were trying to get him home.
Apparently pap as in pap smear is unrelated: it’s short for Georgios Papanikolaou, the inventor of the Pap smear.
New guidelines out today for cervical cancer screenings also know as pap test.
Each month after she received her pension, Gogo bought them a large bag of finely ground white cornmeal, called mealie meal, which was cooked into a stiff porridge called pap.
Zack knows about the so-called pap just as he knows where my tattoo was.
The earliest specimens simply bear the pope's name on one side and the word papæ on the other.
"Dominie Graves were in the witness-box, and said as how yer pap were a wicked daddy of a wickeder gal, and the jedge made him tell as how ye was so cussed, and yer daddy's humps riz up like a cat's back wet with cold tea."
In _infancy_ the most frequent cause of scrofula is the premature giving of _farinaceous_ food besides the mother's milk, or the feeding of children with so-called pap, especially when this is done in the _first month of their life_.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.