how to pronounce pap


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pap is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of pap in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… treatments called a pap which is just …”

meanings of pap


  1. Nonsense.
  2. A positive airway pressure machine, a PAP device.
  3. A female breast or nipple.
  4. Principle of alternate possibilities.
  5. A paparazzo.
  6. Polyfluoroalkyl phosphate ester.
  7. Participatory anthropic principle.
  8. Abbreviation of present active participle.
  9. The pulp of fruit.
  10. A man's breast.
  11. Pap smear.
  12. A rounded, nipple-like hill or peak.
  13. Food in the form of a soft paste, often a porridge, especially as given to very young children.
  14. Acronym of positive airway pressure. (PAP ventilation).
  15. Support from official patronage.
  16. Pa; father.
  17. Abbreviation of past active participle.
  18. Porridge.


  1. Post a picture.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of PAP (“post a picture").
  3. To feed with pap.
  4. Of a paparazzo, to take a surreptitious photograph of (someone, especially a celebrity) without their consent.


  1. Initialism of People's Action Party.
  2. Pay And Pay (nickname for the People's Action Party).
  3. Lua execution error in Module:form of/templates function form_of_t.


  1. Spineless, wet, without character.
  2. Flat.

pap frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pap occurs in english on average 1.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pap can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pap can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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