Pap

Adjective

  • (South African slang) Flat.

    "I got a puncture and the wheel went pap."

  • (slang, South Africa) Spineless, wet, without character.

Noun

  • (now rare, archaic) A man's breast. [from 15th c.]
  • (uncountable, colloquial) Nonsense.
  • The pulp of fruit.
  • (now archaic) A female breast or nipple. [from 13th c.]
  • Pap smear
  • (uncountable) Food in the form of a soft paste, often a porridge, especially as given to very young children.

    "Pap can be made from bread boiled in milk or water."

  • (informal, derogatory) support from official patronage

    "Treasury pap"

  • A rounded, nipple-like hill or peak.
  • (South Africa) Porridge.

    "Pap and wors are traditionally eaten at a braai."

Verb

  • (transitive, obsolete) To feed with pap.
  • (usually in the passive) Of a paparazzo, to take a surreptitious photograph of (someone, especially a celebrity) without their consent.

    "Look, that pop star’s been papped in her bikini again!"

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