rapper

noun
rap·​per | \ˈra-pər \

Definition of rapper 

: one that raps or is used for rapping: such as

a : a door knocker

b : a performer of rap music

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YouTuber Christian Adam G staged a photo to look like Travis cozying up to another woman, replicating everything from the rapper's clothes and hair to his jewelry. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner and Her Sisters Shut Down Fake Travis Scott Cheating Rumors," 6 Dec. 2018 Ariana previously turned off her comments due to receiving backlash after the rapper's death. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Ariana Grande Posts Emotional Tribute to Mac Miller After His Death," 14 Sep. 2018 Charting a young rapper's rite of passage under the aegis of an old poet with a traumatic past, Respeto offers a gripping if sometimes slightly melodramatic look at the chaotic clash of values shaping the Philippines today. Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Respeto': Film Review," 11 July 2018 Another former officer who took part in Mill's arrest said Graham lied under oath during the rapper's initial trial, according to a court affidavit. NBC News, "Rapper Meek Mill's petition for retrial after 2008 conviction denied by judge," 26 June 2018 An Auburn police investigation found probable cause of an assault, but prosecutors decided against charging the rapper, citing a lack of cooperation by his accuser. Sasha Savitsky, Fox News, "Nelly settles with woman over sexual assault lawsuit," 28 Sep. 2018 As if Fashion Nova hadn't already cleared out your wallet in the pursuit of dressing like the rapper, prepare to just throw your money at the fashion brand now. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Fashion Nova Is Launching an Affordable Makeup Line Called Nova Beauty," 25 July 2018 The Information] Chance the … Publisher: The rapper, actor and philanthropist, a Chicago native, has purchased the defunct hyperlocal news website Chicagoist, announcing the deal in a new song. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Behind the scenes at Amazon’s Prime Day disaster," 20 July 2018 In this new series, Hilton introduces tales of wannabe singers, model-actresses, rappers, photographers, designers, and DJs trying to make it in modern day Los Angeles. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, "This week: Paris Hilton, a psychic, and sweet treats," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of rapper

1640, in the meaning defined above

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rapper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rapper

: a person who performs rap music or speaks the words of a rap song

rapper

noun
rap·​per | \ˈra-pər \

Kids Definition of rapper

: a person who performs rap music

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