Bop meaning

bŏp
To dance or move to the beat of this music.
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(slang) To go.

Bopped off to the movies.

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To go.
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(onomatopoeia) A very light smack, blow or punch.
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To hit or strike.
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A blow; a punch.
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A post–World War II style of jazz characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity, improvised solo performances, and a brilliant style of execution.
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To hit or punch, as with a short, sharp blow.
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A blow.
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A style of jazz, esp. in its development from about 1945 to 1955, characterized by complex rhythms, experimental harmonic structures, and instrumental virtuosity.
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(slang) To walk, esp. in an easy but strutting way.
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Basic oxygen process.
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To gently or playfully strike someone or something.
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A style of improvised jazz from the 1940s.
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To dance to this music, or indeed any sort of popular music with a strong beat.
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Origin of bop

  • Short for bebop

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • imitative of the sound made

    From Wiktionary

  • shortened from bebop

    From Wiktionary