- wireless application protocol: a protocol for transferring documents, especially Web pages, over a computer network to cellular phones and other handheld wireless devices.
Origin of WAP
Examples from the Web for wap
Wap; a bundle of straw; as a verb, to make up straw into a bundle.English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
There's an unco gude auld thing they ca', Wap at the widow, my laddie.The Shepherd's Calendar
A wife was formerly rated at the highest unit of exchange, her value being a canoe, or a wap, or a waiwi.Evolution in Art
Alfred C. Haddon
We purchased Some green fish, & wap pa to for which we gave Imoderate pricie's.The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
- Wireless Application Protocol: a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information services
Word Origin and History for wap
"a hit, a blow," late 14c., probably of imitative origin. The verb (late 14c.) originally meant "to throw quickly or with violence," and in slang c.1560-1730 it meant "to copulate" (usually used in reference to women).