Word Origin and History for wireless application protocol
"a hit, a blow," late 14c., probably of imitative origin. The verb (late 14c.) originally meant "to throw quickly or with violence," and in slang c.1560-1730 it meant "to copulate" (usually used in reference to women).
protocol, standard (WAP) An open international standard for applications that use wireless communication, e.g. Internet access from a mobile phone. The official body developing WAP is the WAP Forum. (http://wapforum.org/). Technical data (http://wapforum.org/what/technical.htm). [More detailed summary?] (2000-02-10)