What does PAP mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pap, pablum(noun)

    worthless or oversimplified ideas

  2. soft diet, pap, spoon food(noun)

    a diet that does not require chewing; advised for those with intestinal disorders

  3. nipple, mammilla, mamilla, pap, teat, tit(noun)

    the small projection of a mammary gland


  1. Pap(n.)

    Hence: Any speech, writing, or idea lacking substance, or of trivial content; oversimplified, trite, or worthless ideas.

  2. Origin: [Cf. D. pap, G. pappe, both perh. fr. L. papa, pappa, the word with which infants call for food: cf. It. pappa.]


  1. pap(Verb)

    Of a paparazzo, to take a surreptitious photograph of (someone, especially a celebrity) without their consent.

    Look, that pop staru2019s been papped in her bikini again!

  2. pap(Adjective)

    (South African slang): Flat

  3. Origin: Shortened form of Pap smear from Georgios Papanikolaou, American physician.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pap(noun)

    a nipple; a mammilla; a teat

  2. Pap(noun)

    a rounded, nipplelike hill or peak; anything resembling a nipple in shape; a mamelon

  3. Pap(noun)

    a soft food for infants, made of bread boiled or softtened in milk or water

  4. Pap(noun)

    nourishment or support from official patronage; as, treasury pap

  5. Pap(noun)

    the pulp of fruit

  6. Pap(verb)

    to feed with pap

  7. Origin: [Cf. OSw. papp. Cf. Pap soft food.]


  1. Pap

    Pap, also known as mieliepap in South Africa, is a traditional porridge / polenta made from mielie-meal and a staple food of the Bantu inhabitants of South Africa. Many traditional South African dishes include pap, such as smooth maize meal porridge, pap with a very thick consistency that can be held in the hand and a more dry crumbly phutu pap. A variety of savouries are used to accompany pap, made from green vegetables, and flavoured with chilli. Afrikaners in the northern parts of the country eat it as a breakfast staple, with milk and sugar, but also serve it with meat and tomato-stew at other meals, When they are having a braai, stywe pap or phutu pap with a savoury sauce like tomato and onion or mushroom and cheese is an important part of the meal. In the Cape-provinces it is almost exclusively seen as a breakfast food. Since mielie-meal is inexpensive, poor people combine it with vegetables. It can be served hot or, after it has cooled, it can be fried. Phutu porridge is sometimes enjoyed with chakalaka as a side dish with braais.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pap

    pap, n. soft food for infants: pulp of fruit: nourishment: (slang) the emoluments or perquisites of public office.—v.t. to feed with pap.—adjs. Papes′cent, Pap′py.—ns. Pap′meat, soft food for infants; Pap′spoon, a spoon for infants. [Imit.]

  2. Pap

    pap, n. a nipple or teat: a woman's breast: a round conical hill, as the Paps of Jura.

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Anagrams for PAP »

  1. app , App


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PAP in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PAP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Warner Huh:

    For years, women's health care has been anchored around the Pap smear.

  2. Honduran Communications Minister Hilda Hernandez:

    It is vital that the PAP is backed by the United Nations in financial, technical and political aspects.

  3. Kirstie Wilson:

    It took me four months of going back and forth to my GP (general practitioner) before I was given a [Pap] smear test.

  4. Glenn Keller:

    I know how important it is as a driver that I get good sleep care, after the level of sleep that I got, I welcomed [the C-PAP machine] with open arms!

  5. Harvey Makadon:

    Most transgender men still have a cervix, so they need a pap smear, so you have to create an environment where they feel comfortable talking about themselves.

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