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: a small bun or roll


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variants or Bapt

Example Sentences

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Roc was there to celebrate his album The Elephant Man’s Bones, a neo-boom-bap collaboration with producer the Alchemist that was rightfully hailed as one of last year’s best albums. Abe Beame, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2023 Your music also uses pretty subversive boom-bap production. Jayson Buford, Vulture, 6 Sep. 2022 Pulled from Frsh’s vault, the introspective boom-bap song finds the Chicago rapper reflecting on the past and present. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 5 Apr. 2022 The boom-bap of Run DMC, the delectable cookie sandwich known as the Oreo and the Chicago Bears. Washington Post, 1 July 2021 Some of the Soundcloud raps guys can rap better than actual boom bap traditionalists. Jayson Buford, Rolling Stone, 4 Feb. 2023 Griselda supporters are ferociously loyal to the group’s signature boom-bap sound — but Armani Caesar seems to shrug off any worry that fans wouldn’t appreciate a musical change from the first lady. Mackenzie Cummings-grady, Billboard, 24 Oct. 2022 On Aethiopes, Preservation lays down swatch after unnerving swatch of Earth-tone jazz and bummer boom-bap — bleak, cinematic scenery for woods and his guests to chew on. Spin Staff, SPIN, 7 June 2022 The rapper embraces hip-hop classicism, preferring a lyrical approach and soulful boom-bap grooves reminiscent of years past. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 26 May 2022 See More

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Word History



origin unknown

First Known Use


circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bap was circa 1600

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Cite this Entry

“Bap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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