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bop

verb \ ˈbäp \

Definition of bop

bopped; bopping
: hit, sock

Origin and Etymology of bop

imitative


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bop

noun

Definition of bop

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

First Known Use of bop

1932

in the meaning defined above

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bop

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 1

bopper

noun

Origin and Etymology of bop

short for bebop


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bop

verb

Definition of bop

bopped; bopping
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

1947

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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BOP Defined for Kids

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bop

verb \ ˈbäp \

Definition of bop for Students

bopped; bopping
: 1hit 1
  • And I'm ready to bop them on the head, squeaked Mole, grabbing a stick.
  • —Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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bop

noun

Definition of bop for Students

: 2hit 1
  • a bop on the head


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