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pap, noun

/pap/
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Afrikaans, Dutch, EnglishShow more Afrikaans (from Dutch), porridge. (Cf. general English pap gruel.)
1.
a. mealiepap. b. Occasionally, any porridge. In both senses also called papa, poop noun2. Also attributive.
1858 T. Shone Diary. 29 MayNothing to do, dry bread and pap for dinner, with Coffee and tea.
1994 L. Rulashe in Tribute May 90This all came with a serving of baked potato smothered in sour cream, plus stiff pap and tomato gravy which was brought to the table in small three-legged pots.
2. In the names of popular dishes [the conjunction en in these phrases is Afrikaans, ‘and’]: pap and boerewors or pap en boerewors [Afrikaans boerewors (see boerewors sense 1)], maize porridge and boerewors; also attributive; pap and braaivleis (or pap en braaivleis) [Afrikaans braaivleis (braai grill + vleis meat)], maize porridge and grilled meat; nonce, the social occasion at which such food is enjoyed; pap en vleis (or pap and vleis) /-ˈfleɪs/ [Afrikaans vleis meat], maize porridge and meat; also figurative, a simple task, see quotation 1989; pap en wors (or pap and wors) [Afrikaans wors sausage], maize porridge and sausage, usually boerewors; also attributive.
1980 M. Lorentz in Rand Daily Mail 14 Nov. 10Promise of nectar and honey while the kitchen ultimately produces food only slightly above the pap-and-boerewors standard.
1991 H.P. Toffoli in Style Nov. 84A bunch of lumpen platteland proles if ever you saw one, this lot was unashamedly pigging out on vast plates of patriotic pap en wors.
mealiepap. b. Occasionally, any porridge. In both senses also called papa, poopnoun. Also attributive.
maize porridge and boerewors; also attributive; pap and braaivleis (or pap en braaivleis) braaivleis (braai grill + vleis meat), maize porridge and grilled meat; nonce, the social occasion at which such food is enjoyed; pap en vleis (or pap and vleis) -ˈfleɪsvleis meat, maize porridge and meat; also figurative, a simple task, see quotation 1989; pap en wors (or pap and wors) wors sausage, maize porridge and sausage, usually boerewors; also attributive.

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