One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A large, round, flattish bread roll, typically with a spongy texture and floury top.
- ‘That's French fries in a buttered bread bap for those who don't know.’
- ‘I selected a bacon bap, which with a pot of coffee cost £4.75.’
- ‘Two slices of toast with jam, marmalade or Marmite, a bap containing three items from bacon, egg, sausage and tomato cost £3.50.’
- ‘Assemble the burgers by spreading the bap bases with mayonnaise, then topping with two slices of aubergine and some sunblush tomatoes.’
- ‘Under the stewardship of head chef and co-proprietor Joe Shannon, The Dooney delivers a great lunch package, ranging from a full meal to a sandwich, salad or bap.’
- ‘However it was welcome as were the four slices of bap and butter.’
- ‘Half-time came, and while the team were sucking oranges or mandarins we had a breakfast bap.’
- ‘I eat it inside white bread baps with blackberry or raspberry jam.’
- ‘Up until recently, the GAA graciously laid on complimentary rolls, baps, sandwiches, cakes, buns and biscuits, along with hot and cold drinks for all working press staff.’
- ‘At this time of year, I always start by grabbing a mulled apple juice from Days Cottage and a bacon bap from Adey's organic farm, which is just down the road at Berkeley.’
- ‘In truth, the focaccia was more of a Scottish bap than an olive-oily, herby bread, but it did the job of holding the filling.’
- ‘Spread two soft baps or crusty rolls, split and toasted, with the mayonnaise and then pile on the chicken, mushrooms and leaves.’
- ‘These lunches are well known for being far from austere, since a wide variety of home-made soup is served, with a bap and cheese.’
- ‘After a few months I might expand to toasting bagels, baps, teacakes and crumpets.’
- ‘The bap was delivered to our table with the bacon still sizzling from the pan.’
- ‘Ann selected a breakfast bap with chips, and a pecan plait.’
- ‘If you are really like me, those words will mean some-thing; they will mean you now have a craving for a slab of Kendal mint cake and a ham bap.’
- ‘He just orders a corned beef salad and mayonnaise bap and has a pie while he's waiting.’
- ‘This was a brown open bap with tuna and toasted cheese.’
- ‘Market growth is being fuelled by hand-held snacks, including wedges, baps, baguettes, rolls, pasta salads and dippers.’
2bapsvulgar slang A woman's breasts.
mammary gland, mammaView synonyms
- ‘Perhaps I am being hyper sensitive about this as around me there were plenty of people reading the Sun, The Star and even Heat with loads of baps and boobies all over the place.’
Late 16th century: of unknown origin.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.