Definition of attap in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈatəp/
(also atap)


[mass noun]
Thatch made in SE Asia from palm fronds: [as modifier]: attap huts
More example sentences
  • Dried fronds are used as thatching and called attap in Malay and nipa in the Philippines.
  • There was a group of women there, weaving attap thatched roofing from nipah palm leaves.
  • The attap huts were part of the main school buildings, and catered for infant and primary classes.


Early 19th century: from Malay atap 'roof, thatch'.

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