Pap Definition

păp
paps
noun
paps
A woman's breast or nipple.
Webster's New World
Something resembling a teat or nipple, such as a steep hill.
American Heritage
Any soft or semiliquid food for babies or invalids.
Webster's New World
Any mash, paste, or pulp.
Webster's New World
Material lacking real value or substance.
TV shows that offer nothing but pap.
American Heritage
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abbreviation
(Singapore) People's Action Party.
Wiktionary
(Singapore, Singlish) Pay And Pay.
Wiktionary
(PRC) People's Armed Police.
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(organic chemistry) Polyfluoroalkyl phosphate ester.

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(grammar) Abbreviation of past active participle.
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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.

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Other Word Forms of Pap

Noun

Singular:
pap
Plural:
paps

Origin of Pap

  • Middle English from Old French papa from Latin children's word for food

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English pappe probably from Latin papilla papilla

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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