rap·​per | \ ˈra-pər How to pronounce rapper (audio) \

Definition of rapper

: one that raps or is used for rapping: such as
a : a door knocker
b : a performer of rap music

Examples of rapper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a recent interview, the singer discussed the rapper and entrepreneur’s public antics — and how West’s political ambitions and support for Donald Trump strained their longstanding friendship. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 5 Aug. 2022 As for the rapper’s fashion endeavors, Yeezy recently expanded to in-person stores. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 5 Aug. 2022 In a joint venture back in 2016, the Grammy-winning rapper and spirits producer Brent Hocking launched an aged Bourbon whiskey. Sonal Dutt, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2022 The singer and the rapper welcomed their first child in May and have made several low-profile appearances since then—though never with their child. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Aug. 2022 One of the highlights of the weekend was a late afternoon performance by singer, dancer, rapper and artist DUCKWRTH, who took to the Discord stage for an energetic, uplifting 45 minutes. Jim Ryan, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 The rapper’s critics included law enforcement agencies, President George H.W. Bush and actor and conservative activist Charlton Heston. Hillel Italie, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2022 Among them is rapper and songwriter Mack Maine, who recently shared more with Fortune about his decision to invest in the company. Rachel King, Fortune, 31 July 2022 The concert series continues with a performance by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble joined by Cuban rapper and spoken word artist Telmary. Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2022 See More

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1640, in the meaning defined above

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“Rapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapper. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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rap·​per | \ ˈra-pər How to pronounce rapper (audio) \

Kids Definition of rapper

: a person who performs rap music

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