There are 3 definitions of pap in English:

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Syllabification: pap

noun

often • derogatory
  • 1Bland soft or semiliquid food such as that suitable for babies or invalids: trying to eat a trayful of tasteless pap
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    • Babies are breast-fed on demand, often for well over a year, although solid foods, usually rice pap, may be introduced at a young age.
    • Therefore to stuff the baby with paps and slops is to deprive it of the most strengthening food; for if its stomach be filled with pap, there cannot be any room for food.
    • Throughout the years a soft gruel-like substance called pap was fed to small babies. Pap was made of a number of things including ground cornmeal and water.
    Synonyms
    soft food, mush, slop, pulp, purée, mash
    trademark Pablum
    informal goo, goop, glop, gook
  • 1.1 derogatory Reading matter or entertainment that is worthless or lacking in substance: limitless channels serving up an undemanding diet of pap
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    • The argument goes that TV schedules are full of pap, with too much concentration on entertainment rather than the worthier fare of education.
    • Both numbers have a degree of sophistication that is not exactly very high, but much higher than the pap offered in other contemporary and even more modern musicals.
    • Her conspicuous wealth, derived from the public demand for the pap she peddles, is further cause for resentment.
    Synonyms
    trivia, pulp (fiction), garbage, rubbish, nonsense
    informal dreck, drivel, trash, twaddle, pablum

Origin

late Middle English: probably from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch pappe, probably based on Latin pappare 'eat'.

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There are 3 definitions of pap in English:

pap2

Syllabification: pap

noun

archaic or • dialect
  • A woman’s breast or nipple.
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    • Gripping their wife's puny paps, withered by suckling babes, they reached for those firm round breasts which had known ought but a man's hunger.
    • And how else did you think I came to you with my paps full of milk, when you were first a babe?
    • Most of the patients on their list are women who go to a gynecologist for paps and mammograms.

Origin

Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin, from a base imitative of the sound of sucking.

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pap3

Syllabification: pap
informal

noun

  • A paparazzo.
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    • The truth is she looks out of a window, my friend, and there are paps coming over the fence.
    • But the paps, along with legal experts, say they are protected by their right to free speech under the US constitution.
    • So how the hearts of the paps must have leapt as Madonna plus children and lover Jesus hoved into view off the coast of Italy this week.

verb (paps, papping, papped)

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  • Take a photograph of (a celebrity) without permission: she can’t go to the gym or anywhere without being papped

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