Main definitions of jap in English

: jap1Jap2

jap1

verb

[NO OBJECT]japs", "japping", "japped
Scottish, Northern Irish
  • (of a liquid) spatter or splash over a surface.

    ‘the boiling water is japping from the spout’
    • ‘His pride and joy will be sitting bobbing about on its mooring happy to be released from its winter storage, itching to get its decks japped.’
    • ‘Her skin was scattered with more freckles than a japped windscreen.’
    • ‘The bacon spluttered, and he licked his gravy-japped finger.’
    • ‘My white socks grew grubby as the backs of my legs were japped with muddy water.’
    • ‘Over the years the mesh had become clogged with flour dust and fat japped from the pan.’
    • ‘The water boils suddenly, hissing and japping into the flames.’

Origin

Early 18th century: originally Scots, of imitative origin.

Pronunciation

jap

/dʒap/

Main definitions of jap in English

: jap1Jap2

Jap2

adjective & noun

informal, offensive

Pronunciation

Jap

/dʒap/