pap Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “pap” in the English Dictionary

"pap" in British English

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papnoun [U]

uk   us   /pæp/ informal disapproving

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 ​educationalvalue

pap noun [U] (PHOTOGRAPHER)

mainly UK a ​member of the paparazziphotographers who ​followfamouspeople in ​order to take ​photographs of them for ​newspapers and ​magazines
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papverb [T]

uk   us   /pæp/ (-pp-) informal
mainly UK to take ​photographs of a ​famousperson, usually after ​following them and without ​permission, for ​newspapers or ​magazines: She didn't ​lookhappy about being papped without ​make-up.
(Definition of pap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pap”
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 软食,流食…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 軟食,流質食物…
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