\ ˈhep How to pronounce hep (audio) , ˈhəp, ˈhət \

Definition of hep

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used to mark a marching cadence
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Definition of hep (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Adjective hep devotees of jazz were willing to brave any venue to hear him play

First Known Use of hep


1862, in the meaning defined above


1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hep


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“Hep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hep. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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US slang, old-fashioned : having or showing knowledge about the newest things in music, fashion, etc.

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