bap

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See also: bắp and BAP

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Originally Scottish English, of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

bap (plural baps)

  1. A soft bread roll, originally from Scotland.
  2. (Britain, slang, chiefly in the plural) A woman's breast.
    • 2014, Kelly Creighton, The Bones of It
      Mrs Dudley came bouncing back, hand swinging, big stain on her right bap like she'd been shot or Da had got at her in an alleyway.

Etymology 2[edit]

Imitative.

Interjection[edit]

bap

  1. (informal) The sound of a light blow or slap.
    • 2006, Ashaki Boelter. The Nok (page 55)
      Damian rolls Mr. McNutt over and beats the tar out of him with a series of punches, glasses on or not.
      BAP! BAP! SMACK! BAP! BAP! "You and your men are going to get my family killed!" hollers Damian.
    • 2014, Rose McMills, Mountain Girl
      Elizabeth continued into the living room and saw Velvet napping on the cool linoleum under the dining room table. She stopped to stroke her silky side and the puppy's tail went bap, bap, bap against the floor in greeting.

Verb[edit]

bap (third-person singular simple present baps, present participle bapping, simple past and past participle bapped)

  1. (informal, transitive) To hit lightly.
    • 2007, Jean Johnson, The Wolf: A Novel of the Sons of Destiny, Penguin (→ISBN)"
      “Actually, I like you growling when we're in our bedchamber. It, um . . . makes me think of all the things we do.” “Oh.” He processed that for a moment, then grinned down at her. “I'll take that as permission to growl at you all the more, then!” “Wolfer!” She bapped him again with the back of her fingers.
    • 2016, Nathan Birr, Shot List - The Douglas Files: Book Four, (→ISBN), page 385:
      She lightly bapped him on the head, then continued []

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) bab

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin *babbus. Compare Sardinian babbu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bap m (plural baps)

  1. (Puter, Vallader) father

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

bap

  1. lowness