Definition of bap in English:



  • 1A large, round, flattish bread roll, typically with a spongy texture and floury top.

    • ‘Half-time came, and while the team were sucking oranges or mandarins we had a breakfast bap.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The bap was delivered to our table with the bacon still sizzling from the pan.’
    • ‘After a few months I might expand to toasting bagels, baps, teacakes and crumpets.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Spread two soft baps or crusty rolls, split and toasted, with the mayonnaise and then pile on the chicken, mushrooms and leaves.’
    • ‘This was a brown open bap with tuna and toasted cheese.’
    • ‘He just orders a corned beef salad and mayonnaise bap and has a pie while he's waiting.’
    • ‘However it was welcome as were the four slices of bap and butter.’
    • ‘Ann selected a breakfast bap with chips, and a pecan plait.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Market growth is being fuelled by hand-held snacks, including wedges, baps, baguettes, rolls, pasta salads and dippers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I eat it inside white bread baps with blackberry or raspberry jam.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Two slices of toast with jam, marmalade or Marmite, a bap containing three items from bacon, egg, sausage and tomato cost £3.50.’
  • 2informal A woman's breasts.

    • ‘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.’
    mammary gland, mamma
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Late 16th century: of unknown origin.