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[wop, wap]
verb (used with or without object), wapped, wap·ping, noun
  1. whop.
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  1. wireless application protocol: a protocol for transferring documents, especially Web pages, over a computer network to cellular phones and other handheld wireless devices.
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Origin of WAP

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Examples from the Web for wap

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for wap


n acronym for
  1. Wireless Application Protocol: a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information services
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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).

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