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OTHER FORMS: Lap
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 5/14/2014
Meaning & History
From Middle High German lap(pe)
‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person.
Ethnic name for a Lapp, someone from Lapland. It is considered a derogatory term in some languages. The prefered term is Sami.