hip–hop

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noun \ˈhip-ˌhäp\

Definition of hip–hop

  1. 1 :  a subculture especially of inner-city youths who are typically devotees of rap music

  2. 2 :  the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also :  rap together with this music

hip–hop

adjective

Variants of hip–hop

or less commonly

hip hop

Origin and Etymology of hip–hop

perhaps from 4hip + 1hop


First Known Use: 1980


HIP–HOP Defined for English Language Learners

hip–hop

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noun \ˈhip-ˌhäp\

Definition of hip–hop for English Language Learners

  • : rap music; also : the culture associated with rap music


HIP–HOP Defined for Kids

hip–hop

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noun \ˈhip-ˌhäp\

Definition of hip–hop for Students

  1. 1 :  rap music

  2. 2 :  the culture associated with rap music


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