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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpappap1 /pƦp/ noun [uncountable] šŸ”Š šŸ”Š 1 TCNAMfilms, programmes, books etc that are badly made or badly written, are intended for entertainment only, and have no serious value šŸ”Š Hollywood produces a lot of pap.2 DFMD especially British English very soft food that does not have a strong taste, like the food that babies eat ā†’ Pap smear
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papā€¢ Biased rubbish, distortions, Tory propaganda, consumer pap, trivia, silly stories - they hadn't changed.ā€¢ Telly snobs will, of course, dismiss the show as lightweight, contrived pap.ā€¢ This was not the rich pap of the commercial world and there was little money in it for the artists.ā€¢ Most of the novel is boring, super-sentimental pap.ā€¢ Many silver pap boats were converted into cream boats by adding a handle and feet.ā€¢ They are making big names for themselves with pap.
pappap2 verb (papped, papping) [transitive] informal šŸ”Š šŸ”Š if a famous person is papped, one of the paparazzi takes a photograph of them without asking them, for a newspaper or magazine šŸ”Š The singer was papped coming out of a nightclub. Grammar Pap is usually passive.
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