Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pap”

See all translations

pap

noun [U] uk   /pæp/ informal disapproving us  

pap noun [U] (FOOD)

food that is soft and has little taste

pap noun [U] (ENTERTAINMENT)

television, cinema, or books that are entertaining, but that have no artistic or educational value

pap noun [U] (PHOTOGRAPHER)

mainly UK a paparazzi photographer who follows famous people in order to take photographs of them for newspapers and magazines
See also

pap

verb [T] uk   /pæp/ (-pp-) informal us  
mainly UK to take photographs of a famous person, usually after following them and without permission, for newspapers or magazines: She didn't look happy about being papped without make-up.
Translations of “pap”
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 軟食,流質食物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 软食,流食…
(Definition of pap from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pap?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More