Meaning of bop


Pronunciation: (bop), [key]
— n., v., bopped, bop•ping.
  1. Also calledearly modern jazz developed in the early 1940s and characterized by often dissonant triadic and chromatic chords, fast tempos and eccentric rhythms, intricate melodic lines punctuated by pop-tune phrases, and emphasizing the inventiveness of soloists. Cf. cool jazz, hard bop, modern jazz, progressive jazz.
  1. to move, go, or proceed (often fol. by on down): Let's bop on down to the party.


Pronunciation: (bop), [key]
— v., n. bopped, bop•ping,
  1. to strike, as with the fist or a stick; hit.
  1. a blow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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