- a pendulous fold of skin under the throat of a bovine animal.
- any similar part in other animals, as the wattle of fowl or the inflatable loose skin under the throat of some lizards.
- a loose fold of skin hanging from beneath the throat in cattle, dogs, etc
- loose skin on an elderly person’s throat
mid-14c., dewe lappe, from lappe “loose piece” (Old English læppa), first element of unknown origin or meaning. Originally of cattle.