Lapp

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English[edit]

A Lapp family, circa 1900.

Etymology[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

Lapp (countable and uncountable, plural Lapps)

  1. (countable) An indigenous person from Lapland. One of the Sami people.
  2. (uncountable) The language of the Lapp peoples.

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Lapp (not comparable)

  1. 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"

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