(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (slang, South Africa) Spineless, wet, without character.

2. (South African slang) Flat.

- I got a puncture and the wheel went pap.


1. worthless or oversimplified ideas

Similar word(s): pablum

Definition categories: communication, drivel, garbage

2. a diet that does not require chewing; advised for those with intestinal disorders

Definition categories: food, diet

3. the small projection of a mammary gland

Similar word(s): mamilla, mammilla, nipple, teat

Definition categories: body

Sentences with pap as a noun:

- Pap can be made from bread boiled in milk or water.

- Pap and wors are traditionally eaten at a braai.

- Treasury pap


1. (transitive, obsolete) To feed with pap.

2. (usually in the passive) Of a paparazzo, to take a surreptitious photograph of (someone, especially a celebrity) without their consent.

- Look, that pop star’s been papped in her bikini again!