Origin of papMiddle English pappe, probably origin, originally from baby talk
- any soft or semiliquid food for babies or invalids
- any mash, paste, or pulp
- any oversimplified or bland writing, ideas, etc.
- money, favors, etc. received because of association with public office
Origin of papME, origin, originally from baby talk (as in Classical Latin papa)
- A teat or nipple.
- Something resembling a teat or nipple, such as a steep hill.
Origin of papMiddle English pappe probably from Latin papilla ; see papilla .
- Soft or semiliquid food, as for infants.
- Material lacking real value or substance: TV shows that offer nothing but pap.
- Slang Money and favors obtained as political patronage: “self-seeking politicians primarily interested in patronage, privilege, and pap” ( Fiorello H. La Guardia )
Origin of papMiddle English from Old French papa from Latin children's word for food
pap - Computer Definition
A commonly used mechanism for password protection in support of remote users attempting to log on to a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) server.While PAP is easy to use, passwords typically are sent to the remote access server (RAS) in plain text (i.e., in the clear, or unencrypted). PAP demands the user's login name and password, and continues to do so until they both are supplied correctly. A hacker who knows the login name can use password-guessing programs to keep trying, in hopes that he can hit on the right combination and gain access. See also CHAP, hacker, in the clear, PPP, and RAS.
(1) (Password Authentication Protocol) An access control protocol for dialing into a network that provides only basic functionality. When the client logs onto the network, the network access server (NAS) requests the username and password from the client and sends it to the authentication server for verification. Since the password is sent over the line unencrypted from the client, it provides password checking, but is not secure from eavesdropping. See CHAP and PPP.
(2) (Printer Access Protocol) A printing protocol for the Macintosh introduced in 1985 by Apple with the advent of its LaserWriter laser printer. It provides bi-directional capability, sending PostScript commands between the printer and the requesting client or server via AppleTalk or over TCP/IP with third-party software. See printing protocol.