- a member of a people living in Laplandalso Lap′land·er
- the Finnic language of this peoplealso Lap′pish
Origin of LappSwedish
Origin of LappSwedish, from Old Swedish lapper, piece, perhaps of Finnish origin.
(countable and uncountable, plural Lapps)
- From Lapland or of the Lapp peoples
- Lapp Gold - translation of the Finnish beer brand Lapin Kulta which can also be variously translated as "Gold from Lapland", "Lapland Gold" and hence "Lapp Gold"
From Swedish lapp. This in turn originally possibly an extension of the meaning "patch" (in reference to poorness), or from Finnish lape (“periphery") (in reference to geography).