hip-hop

noun
\ ˈhip-ˌhäp How to pronounce hip-hop (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hip hop

Definition of hip-hop

1 : a cultural movement associated especially with rap music
2 : the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap also : rap together with this music

Other Words from hip-hop

hip-hop adjective

First Known Use of hip-hop

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for hip-hop

perhaps from hip entry 2 + hop entry 1

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The first known use of hip-hop was in 1979

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“Hip-hop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hip-hop. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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hip-hop

noun
How to pronounce hip-hop (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hip-hop

: rap music also : the culture associated with rap music

hip-hop

noun
\ ˈhip-ˌhäp \

Kids Definition of hip-hop

1 : rap music
2 : the culture associated with rap music

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Nglish: Translation of hip-hop for Spanish Speakers

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