bop


1bop

verb \ˈbäp\
boppedbop·ping

Definition of BOP

transitive verb
:  hit, sock

Origin of BOP

imitative
First Known Use: 1928

Rhymes with BOP

2bop

noun

Definition of BOP

:  a blow (as with the fist or a club) that strikes a person

First Known Use of BOP

1932

3bop

noun

Definition of BOP

1
:  jazz characterized by harmonic complexity, convoluted melodic lines, and constant shifting of accent and often played at very rapid tempos
2
:  jive 2
bop·per noun

Origin of BOP

short for bebop
First Known Use: 1947

4bop

verb
boppedbop·ping

Definition of BOP

intransitive verb
1
:  to go quickly or unceremoniously :  pop <bop into the corner store> —often used with off
2
:  to dance or shuffle along to or as if to bop music

First Known Use of BOP

1952

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