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rapper

[rap-er] /ˈræp ər/
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 of rapper
1605-1615
1605-15; 1970-75, Americanism for def 3; rap1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for rappers

rapper

/ˈræpə/
noun
1.
something used for rapping, such as a knocker on a door
2.
a performer of rap music
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Word Origin and History for rappers

rapper

n.

agent noun meaning "one who raps" in any sense (see rap (v.)). Before the hip-hpo performance sense emerged c.1979, it could mean "door-knocker" (1630s), "spirit-rapper" (1755), "professional perjurer" (1840), prison slang for "prosecutor" (1904), "itinerant antiques buyer," with a tinge of shadiness (1914). Rapster is from 1772.

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Slang definitions & phrases for rappers

rapper 1

noun
  1. A person who charges or identifies another as a criminal (1904+)
  2. A judge or prosecutor (1904+)
  3. A crime for which someone not guilty has been punished: a couple of gang murders solved, but they were just rappers (1940+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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