bop

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See also: bóp, bớp, вор, and BOP

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

imitative of the sound made

Noun[edit]

bop (plural bops)

  1. (onomatopoeia) A very light smack, blow or punch.

Verb[edit]

bop (third-person singular simple present bops, present participle bopping, simple past and past participle bopped)

  1. To gently or playfully strike someone or something.

Etymology 2[edit]

shortened from bebop

Noun[edit]

bop (countable and uncountable, plural bops)

  1. (uncountable) A style of improvised jazz from the 1940s.
  2. (countable, UK, Oxford University, slang) A party.
    • 2005, Johnny Rich, Push Guide to Which University (page 472)
      Theatres; Music House used for bands; May Ball; very popular weekly bops in JCR and MCR; library (57,000 books); 40 networked PCs, 24-hrs.
    • 2012, Owen Jones, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class (page 120)
      At universities like Oxford, middle-class students hold 'chav bops' where they dress up as this working-class caricature.

Verb[edit]

bop (third-person singular simple present bops, present participle bopping, simple past and past participle bopped)

  1. To dance to this music, or indeed any sort of popular music with a strong beat.

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