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EtymologyEdit

From Latin pulpa.

NounEdit

pulp (usually uncountable, plural pulps)

  1. A soft, moist, shapeless mass or matter.
  2. A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper.
    • 2009, David Hajdu, Heroes and Villains: Essays on Music, Movies, Comics, and Culture
      The fledgling comics business was a sweatshop trade for creative hopefuls too inexperienced, too socially ill-equipped, or, more often, too minimally talented for the established avenues of hackdom, the pulps and commercial art.
  3. The soft center of a fruit
  4. The soft center of a tooth
  5. The very soft tissue in the spleen
  6. A mixture of wood, cellulose and/or rags and water ground up to make paper.
  7. Mass of chemically processed wood fibres (cellulose).
  8. A suspension of mineral particles (suspension typically being achieved by some form of agitation)

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VerbEdit

pulp (third-person singular simple present pulps, present participle pulping, simple past and past participle pulped)

  1. To make or be made into pulp.
  2. (slang) To beat to a pulp.

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pulp (comparative more pulp, superlative most pulp)

  1. (fiction) Of or pertaining to pulp magazines; in the style of a pulp magazine or the material printed within such a publication.
    • 1997 July 22, Eric Gimlin, “Re: Annual theme '98”, in rec.arts.comics.dc.universe, Usenet[1], message-ID <33D504B4.105@swbell.net>:
      The Nightwing annual had what felt like a very 'pulp-ish' plot, and the Superman annual was great, with a very pulp plot and a incredible Doc Savage tribute cover.
    • 2003 January 3, Mark Wheatley, “Re: PULP 2003 READING”, in alt.pulp, Usenet[2], message-ID <3E159FC7.70409@insightstudiosgroup.com>:
      Rather than Asimov I might suggest Stanley Weinbaum (since he died young and early in his career, he is far more "pulp" than Asimov - and remarkably readable - there is a LANCER collection of some of his short stories).

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