pulp

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pulpa.

Adjective[edit]

pulp (comparative more pulp, superlative most pulp)

  1. (fiction) Of or pertaining to pulp magazines; in the style of a pulp magazine or the material printed within such a publication.
    • 1997 July 22, Eric Gimlin, "Re: Annual theme '98", message-ID <33D504B4.105@swbell.net>, rec.arts.comics.dc.universe, Usenet link:
      The Nightwing annual had what felt like a very 'pulp-ish' plot, and the Superman annual was great, with a very pulp plot and a incredible Doc Savage tribute cover.
    • 2003 January 3, Mark Wheatley, "Re: PULP 2003 READING", message-ID <3E159FC7.70409@insightstudiosgroup.com>, alt.pulp, Usenet link:
      Rather than Asimov I might suggest Stanley Weinbaum (since he died young and early in his career, he is far more "pulp" than Asimov - and remarkably readable - there is a LANCER collection of some of his short stories).

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Noun[edit]

pulp (usually uncountable, plural pulps)

  1. A soft, moist, shapeless mass or matter.
  2. A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper.
  3. The soft center of a fruit
  4. The soft center of a tooth
  5. A mixture of wood, cellulose and/or rags and water ground up to make paper.
  6. Mass of chemically processed wood fibres (cellulose).

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Verb[edit]

pulp (third-person singular simple present pulps, present participle pulping, simple past and past participle pulped)

  1. To make, or be made into pulp
  2. To beat to a pulp.

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