Pap vs Pav - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between pap and pav

is that pap is paste; an adhesive paste while pav is peacock.

pap

English

Etymology 1

Origins unclear. Related to (etyl) pappe, Dutch pap, Old French papa/pape, Latin pappa, Bulgarian , among others. The relationships between these words are difficult to reconstruct.

Noun

(en noun)
  • (uncountable) Food in the form of a soft paste, often a porridge, especially as given to very young children.
  • Pap can be made from bread boiled in milk or water.
  • (uncountable, colloquial) Nonsense.
  • (South Africa) Porridge.
  • Pap and wors are traditionally eaten at a braai.
  • (informal, derogatory) support from official patronage
  • Treasury pap
  • The pulp of fruit.
  • (Ainsworth)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (slang, South Africa) Spineless, wet, without character.
  • * He is so pap and boring.
  • Verb

    (papp)
  • (obsolete) To feed with pap.
  • (Beaumont and Fletcher)

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) pappe, of uncertain origin. Perhaps form (etyl) papilla; or perhaps compare Old (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • * Bible, Luke xi. 27
  • the paps which thou hast sucked
  • * , II.xii:
  • But th'other rather higher did arise, / And her two lilly paps aloft displayd, / And all, that might his melting hart entise / To her delights, she vnto him bewrayd.
  • *, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.98:
  • they doe not onely weare jewels at their noses, in their lip and cheekes, and in their toes, but also big wedges of gold through their paps .
  • *, II.13:
  • Adrianus the Emperour made his Physition to marke and take the just compasse of the mortall place about his pap , that so his aime might not faile him, to whom he had given charge to kill him.
  • A rounded, nipple-like hill or peak.
  • (Macaulay)

    Etymology 3

    Shortened form of Pap smear from , American physician.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Pap smear
  • Etymology 4

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (label) Flat.
  • I got a puncture and the wheel went pap .

    Etymology 5

    From (paparazzo)

    Verb

  • (usually, in the passive) Of a paparazzo, to take a surreptitious photograph of (someone, especially a celebrity) without their consent.
  • Look, that pop star’s been papped in her bikini again!

    pav

    English

    Etymology 1

    Contraction of pavilion.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (cricket, informal)
  • * 1954 , , According to Jennings , page 80,
  • “It?s no good hanging around here. I vote we nip round to the back of the pav ,” Jennings suggested. “We might be able to see Mr Findlater and wave to him through the window.”
    They scurried round to the rear of the building where a row of windows overlooked a deserted part of the cricket ground.
  • * 2000 , , The Whole Hog , unnumbered page,
  • Up goes the finger and the Dodo snaps to attention, rams the bat under his arm (subaltern with swagger stick) and retreats to the pav with a slowness intended as silent comment on a poor decision.
  • * 2008 , Fionn Davenport, Dublin City Guide , Lonely Planet, page 166,
  • One of the most enjoyable drinking experiences in town can be had on a pleasant summer?s day on the balcony of the Pav , the cricket pavilion overlooking Trinity?s playing fields.

    Etymology 2

    Contraction of pavlova. Australian from 1966.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Australia, New Zealand, informal)
  • * 2003 , Stephen Downes, Advanced Australian Fare: How Australian Cooking Became the World?s Best , page 6,
  • Bert Sachse experimented for a month to create the perfect pav .
  • * 2011 , Neil Perry, Rockpool Bar & Grill: Desserts , unnumbered page,
  • I?m totally biased but I think this is the best pav' in the world. It also does nothing to clear up the argument that the ' pav is in fact from New Zealand and not Australia.
  • * 2011 , , Suzanne Gibbs, Margaret Fulton Favourites , page 194,
  • Pavlova, named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, is still just about the most popular party dessert in Australia.The following recipe was given to me by a churchgoer who won acclaim for her ‘pavs ’ and made at least five a week for members of the congregation.

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (India) Bread.
  • See also

    * pav bhaji

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