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

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Examples of hepcat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The role of San Francisco hepcat Sammy Fong, played by Jack Soo in the movie, was played by Larry Blyden on Broadway. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 17 June 2021 Somehow the greasy nerd who used to give Gilda Radner noogies on Saturday Night Live in 1979 has become a hepcat Sinatra. Kyle Smith, National Review, 25 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 6 Feb. 2018 The book, complete with the hepcat cover, is shipping today. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 6 Dec. 2006

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First Known Use of hepcat

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 19 Aug. 2022.

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