bop

bop

1 [bop]
noun
1.
Also called bebop. early modern jazz developed in the early 1940s and characterized by often dissonant triadic and chromatic chords, fast tempos and eccentric rhythms, intricate melodic lines punctuated by pop-tune phrases, and emphasizing the inventiveness of soloists. Compare cool jazz, hard bop, modern jazz, progressive jazz.
verb (used without object), bopped, bopping.
2.
Slang. to move, go, or proceed (often followed by on down ): Let's bop on down to the party.

Origin:
1945–50, Americanism; (be)bop

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bop

2 [bop] Slang.
verb (used with object), bopped, bopping.
1.
to strike, as with the fist or a stick; hit.
noun
2.
a blow.

Origin:
1935–40; variant of bob3

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bop1 (bɒp)
 
n
1.  Originally called: bebop a form of jazz originating in the 1940s, characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity and instrumental virtuosity
2.  informal a session of dancing to pop music
 
vb , bops, bopping, bopped
3.  informal (intr) to dance to pop music
 
[C20: shortened from bebop]
 
'bopper1
 
n

bop2 (bɒp)
 
vb , bops, bopping, bopped
1.  (tr) to strike; hit
 
n
2.  a blow
 
[C19: of imitative origin]

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Word Origin & History

bop
1948, shortening of bebop; it soon came to mean "any sort of dancing to pop music" (1956).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
BOP
  1. basic oxygen process

  2. blatant other promotion (that is, blatant promotion of work of others)

  3. [Federal] Bureau of Prisons

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