hip-hop

noun
\ˈhip-ˌhäp \
variants: or less commonly hip hop

Definition of hip-hop 

1 : a subculture especially of inner-city youths who are typically devotees of 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 4 + hop entry 1

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The first known use of hip-hop was in 1979

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hip-hop

noun

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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Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with hip-hop

Spanish Central: Translation of hip-hop

Nglish: Translation of hip-hop for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about hip-hop

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