hepcat

noun
hep·​cat | \ ˈhep-ˌkat How to pronounce hepcat (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The smartest touch is counterpointing the pair’s bickering with the idealized representation of American life presented by a scatting jazz trio, who comment on the action like a Greek chorus of ’50s hepcats. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Lyric Opera offers up a sweet celebration of Bernstein at 100," 11 Mar. 2018 Created in 1966 by Stan Lee (script) and Jack Kirby (art), the original Black Panther — a hepcat in a slinky suit with claws and ears — debuted alongside the Fantastic Four in an adventure in Wakanda, which is powered by a mystery metal, vibranium. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Review: ‘Black Panther’ Shakes Up the Marvel Universe," 6 Feb. 2018 The book, complete with the hepcat cover, is shipping today. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, "For the JavaScript Coder on Your Holiday List," 6 Dec. 2006

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Hepcat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hepcat. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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hepcat

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of hepcat

US slang, old-fashioned : a person who knows about the newest things in music, fashion, etc. : a hip person

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