rapper

[rap-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that raps or knocks.
2.
the knocker of a door.
3.
Slang. a person who chats or talks, especially freely.
4.
a person who performs rap music, especially professionally.

Origin:
1605–15; 1970–75, Americanism for def 3; rap1 + -er1

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rapper (ˈræpə)
 
n
1.  something used for rapping, such as a knocker on a door
2.  a performer of rap music

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