Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BAP, BAWP, n. [bɑp Sc. but m.Sc. + bp]
1. A small thick roll of bread of varying size and shape (often diamond-shaped) baked in the oven; a morning roll. Gen.Sc.
Sc. 1724 Ramsay T.T.Misc. (1762) 84:
And there will be lapper'd milk kebbocks, And sowens, and farls, and baps. Sc. 1929 F. M. McNeill Scots Kitchen 181:
Baps. (Traditional recipe) Flour, salt, lard, yeast, sugar, milk, water. Sh.(D) 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 15:
Shü wappit twartree flooer baps apo da butt table wi' a hjimsness [quick impatient movement] 'at wis aneugh to gee a body da herskit. Ags. 1879 T. Ormond in A. L. Fenton Forfar Poets 131:
Sonsy cheeks like hairvest baps . . . Has Muckle Kate o' Catterthun. Fif. 1864 W. D. Latto Tammas Bodkin (1868) xxii.:
A bottle o' sma' ale an' a bawbee bap. Lth. 1926 Wilson Cent. Scot. 228:
Bawp . . . thick cake of bread. Wgt. 1804 R. Couper Poems II. 61:
He grew — the great Macguldroch grew, On butter'd baps and ale. Rxb. c.1860 J. Younger Autobiography (1881) 33:
I'm wearyin' . . . to get a bottle o' ale and a bap wi' this last sixpence. Uls. 1910 C. C. Russell People and Language of Ulster 24:
“A penny bun” becomes “a panny bun,” or more properly “a panny bap.”
2. A stupid person.
Bap, sometimes applied as a term of contempt to a stupid person.
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