dap

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See also: dåp and đập

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic, from the sound made when a person runs while wearing daps.

Noun[edit]

dap (plural daps)

  1. (Bristolian, Wales, usually in plural) A plimsoll.
    • 1988, Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, Penguin Books (1988), page 169:
      I somehow expected them to shout obscenities, and was glad I had come ordinarily dressed, in a sports shirt, an old linen jacket, jeans and daps.

Verb[edit]

dap (third-person singular simple present daps, present participle dapping, simple past and past participle dapped)

  1. (Bristolian) To run or go somewhere quickly.
    I'll just dap down to the shop.
  2. To do some form of dipping, dabbing, or bouncing action. (See Dapping.)
    Sinking in metalworking is the technique of creating a hollow indentation, also known as doming, dishing or dapping.
    dapping is to rebound or adopt a rebounding action, e.g. to fish by letting the bait dip and bob lightly onto the water, in the manner that some insects lay eggs in the water.

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Rafsi[edit]

dap

  1. rafsi of dapma.