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hepcat

[hep-kat] /ˈhɛpˌkæt/
noun, Older Slang.
1.
a performer or admirer of jazz, especially swing.
2.
a person who is hep; hipster.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; Americanism; hep1 + cat1
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British Dictionary definitions for hepcat

hepcat

/ˈhɛpˌkæt/
noun
1.
(obsolete, slang) a person who is hep, esp a player or admirer of jazz and swing in the 1940s
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Slang definitions & phrases for hepcat

hepcat

noun

A man who appreciates the right sort of music, leads a life of fashionable pleasure, etc; cat, dude: a big-timer, a young sport, a hep cat, in other words, a man-about-town

[1920s+ Jive talk; fr hep cat; a possible supplementary origin fr Wolof hipicat, ''man who is aware,'' has been suggested]


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