be bop

bebop

[bee-bop]
noun Jazz.
bop1.

Origin:
1940–45, Americanism; probably from the nonsense syllables typical of scat singing

bebopper, noun
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bebop (ˈbiːbɒp)
 
n
the full name for bop
 
[C20: imitative of the rhythm of the music]
 
'bebopper
 
n

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bebop
1944, from bebop, rebop, bop, nonsense words in jazz lyrics, attested from at least 1928. The style is associated with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.
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