From (etyl) pax peace. See (peace).
A painted, stamped or carved tablet with a representation of Christ or the Virgin Mary, which was kissed by the priest during the Mass ("kiss of peace") and then passed to other officiating clergy and the congregation to be kissed. See also osculatory.
A cry for peace or truce in children's games.
Abbreviation of passenger''. ''X'' is an abbreviation marker as in ''DX'', ''TX'' and ''canx .
(informal, usually, in the plural) passenger; passengers
(informal, usually, in the plural, by extension, hospitality industry) guest (at an event or function)
Contraction of pavilion.
* 1954 , , According to Jennings ,
- “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.”
* 2000 , , The Whole Hog ,
- They scurried round to the rear of the building where a row of windows overlooked a deserted part of the cricket ground.
* 2008 , Fionn Davenport, Dublin City Guide , Lonely Planet,
- 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.
- 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.
Contraction of pavlova. Australian from 1966.
(Australia, New Zealand, informal)
* 2003 , Stephen Downes, Advanced Australian Fare: How Australian Cooking Became the World?s Best ,
* 2011 , Neil Perry, Rockpool Bar & Grill: Desserts ,
- Bert Sachse experimented for a month to create the perfect pav .
* 2011 , , Suzanne Gibbs, Margaret Fulton Favourites ,
- 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.
- 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.
* pav bhaji