noun \ˈhip-ˌhäp\

: rap music; also : the culture associated with rap music

Full Definition of HIP-HOP

:  a subculture especially of inner-city youths who are typically devotees of rap music
:  the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also :  rap together with this music
hip–hop adjective

Origin of HIP-HOP

perhaps from 4hip + 1hop
First Known Use: 1982


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