[ wop, wap ]
/ wɒp, wæp /
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verb (used with or without object), noun wapped, wap·ping,
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Origin of wap

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English wap, wap(p)e, whap; probably from wappen “to strike;” of imitative origin

Other definitions for wap (2 of 2)

[ pronounced as initials or -wahp, wap ]
/ pronounced as initials or wɑp, wæp /

noun Digital Technology.
wireless application protocol: a protocol for transferring documents, especially web pages, over a computer network to cell phones and other handheld wireless devices.

Origin of WAP

First recorded in 1995–2000
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How to use wap in a sentence

  • I'll dweam, p'waps, that we is having funerals in the garden and we is awfu' happy, and you is shotted down dead.

  • But just then I heerd a buzzin' sound, an' I reckoned there mun be a waps somewheer about.

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British Dictionary definitions for wap

/ (wæp) /

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