pap

1 of 2

noun (1)

1
chiefly dialectal : nipple, teat
2
: something shaped like a nipple

pap

2 of 2

noun (2)

1
: a soft food (as for infants)
2
: political patronage
3
: something lacking solid value or substance

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English pappe; of imitative origin

Noun (2)

Middle English

First Known Use

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pap was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Pap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pap. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

pap

noun
ˈpap
: soft or bland food for infants or invalids

Medical Definition

pap

noun
: a soft food (as for infants)

Legal Definition

PAP

abbreviation
personal automobile policy

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