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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French fraper.


frap (third-person singular simple present fraps, present participle frapping, simple past and past participle frapped)

  1. (nautical) To draw together tightly; to secure by many turns of a lashing.
    • 1941, Boy Scout Tests and How to Pass Them, Boy Scouts Association, page 20:
      Next take two turns not round the spars at all but in between them round the rope itself. These turns are called "frapping" turns and must be very tight too.
  2. (transitive) To strike or beat.
    • 1971, MotorBoating, volume 128, number 5, page 98:
      Mitch and Dick took me frog frapping, too. [] You just shine your light in the frog's eyes, creep up on him, and frap him over the head with the stick!

Etymology 2[edit]



frap (plural fraps)

  1. (informal) Clipping of frappuccino.
    • 2005, Information Week, numbers 1020-1036:
      Well then, what's the hottest new product line over at ubiquitous coffee retailer Starbucks — diesel fuel? No, it's not petrochemical, but neither is it coffee — rather, it's music. In Starbucks stores, you can now burn CDs while slurping a frap, []
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