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English definition of “pap”

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 literature that is entertaining, but that has 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
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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.
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