the rap

Definition of the rap

informal
:the blame or punishment for something
  • He took the rap for his brother in order to protect him.

Word by Word Definitions

rap play
  1. : a sharp blow or knock

  2. : a sharp rebuke or criticism

  3. : a negative and often undeserved reputation or charge

  1. : to strike with a sharp blow

  2. : to utter suddenly and forcibly

  3. : to cause to be or come by raps

  1. : to snatch away or upward

  2. : enrapture

  1. : a minimum amount or degree (as of care or consideration) : the least bit

  1. : to talk freely and frankly

  2. : to perform rap music

  1. : talk, conversation

  2. : a type of music of African-American origin in which rhythmic and usually rhyming speech is chanted to a musical accompaniment

  3. : a rap song


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