lapp

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a pejorative term, likely Germanic in origin - akin to Middle High German lappe (simpleton).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lapp c

  1. a patch, a piece of any flexible material, used to cover a hole in something; such as a piece of fabric used over a hole in a piece of clothing
  2. a small piece of paper; a note
  3. (dated, now derogatory) a Lap, a Sami person; a person of the Sami people

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word same (a Sami person) is now the preferred ethnic term. Compare the shift in English from "Indian" to "Native American"/"Aboriginal person".

Related terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Sami): same (now preferred)