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Is dap a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word dap is a Scrabble US word. The word dap is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

D2A1P3

Is dap a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word dap is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

D2A1P3

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Yes. The word dap is a Words With Friends word. The word dap is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

D2A1P4

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You can make 5 words from 'dap' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'dap'

DAP 6PAD 6

2 letters words from 'dap'

AD 3DA 3
PA 4 

All 3 letters words made out of dap

dap adp dpa pda apd pad

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Definitions and meaning of dap

dap

Etymology 1

Onomatopoeic, from the sound made when a person runs while wearing daps.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dæp/
  • Rhymes: -æp

Noun

dap (plural daps)

  1. (West Country, Somerset, Bristol, Wales, usually in the plural) A plimsoll.
    • 1988, Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, Penguin Books (1988), page 169:
      I somehow expected them to shout obscenities, and was glad I had come ordinarily dressed, in a sports shirt, an old linen jacket, jeans and daps.

Verb

dap (third-person singular simple present daps, present participle dapping, simple past and past participle dapped)

  1. (Bristol) To run or go somewhere quickly.
  2. (metalworking) To create a hollow indentation.
  3. (fishing) To drop the bait gently onto the surface of the water.

Etymology 2

US 1971, originally by black soldiers during the Vietnam war, associated with Black Power movement. Originally an elaborate handshake, later specifically a fistbump.

Verb originally give dap. Presumably onomatopoeic, or influenced by tap, dab, etc. Alternatively, from earlier slang usage as abbreviation of dapper. Also explained as an acronym, such as “Dignity for Afro People” or “Dignity And Pride”; this may be a backronym or unrelated, but accords with phrasal use as “give DAP” (compare “give respect”). More speculative etymologies derive it from Vietnamese đẹp (beautiful), though this is unlikely.

Noun

dap (plural daps)

  1. (originally) Elaborate handshake, especially hooking thumbs.
    • 1971, London Magazine, Volume 11, p. 33:
      ... where many officers look the other way when blacks ‘give dap’ (the power shake) ...
    • 1972, Sepia, Volume 21, p. 80:
      These bloods just give dap just so they won't be called Uncle Toms.
  2. A fist bump.
    Synonym: dab

Verb

dap (third-person singular simple present daps, present participle dapping, simple past and past participle dapped)

  1. To greet with a dap.

Further reading

  • giving dap on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English (2009), p. 271

References

Anagrams

  • ADP, APD, DPA, PDA, pad

Rawang

Etymology

From Burmese တပ် (tap), from Mon ဒပ်.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɑp̚˥/

Noun

dap

  1. army base.
  2. army.

Synonyms

  • pin
  • pindap
  • sìl

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dap], [dap̚]

Interjection

dap

  1. Informal form of da.

Yola

Verb

dap

  1. Alternative form of dab

Zhuang

Etymology

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Noun

dap

  1. tower

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to dip in water.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)