noun \ˈtä-pə, ˈta-\

Definition of TAPA

:  a coarse cloth made in the Pacific islands from the pounded bark especially of the paper mulberry and usually decorated with geometric patterns

Origin of TAPA

Marquesan & Tahitian
First Known Use: 1817

Rhymes with TAPA



Definition of TAPA

:  an hors d'oeuvre served with drinks especially in Spanish bars —usually used in plural

Origin of TAPA

Spanish, literally, cover, lid, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English tæppa tap
First Known Use: 1939

Rhymes with TAPA


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