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bebop

[bee-bop] /ˈbiˌbɒp/
noun, Jazz.
1.
bop1 .
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; probably from the nonsense syllables typical of scat singing
Related forms
bebopper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for be bop

bebop

/ˈbiːbɒp/
noun
1.
the full name for bop1 (sense 1)
Derived Forms
bebopper, noun
Word Origin
C20: imitative of the rhythm of the music
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Word Origin and History for be bop

bebop

n.

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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bebop

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bop


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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