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hip-hop

 (hĭp′hŏp′) or hip hop
n.
1. A style of music usually based on rap and often including elements of other styles such as funk or rhythm and blues.
2. An urban youth culture originating in the 1980s in New York City, involving such forms of expression as hip-hop music, b-boying, and graffiti art.
adj.
Of or characteristic of hip-hop culture.

[Probably hip + hop.]

hip′-hop′per n.

hip-hop

(ˈhɪpˌhɒp)
n
(Pop Music) a US pop culture movement originating in the 1980s comprising rap music, graffiti, and break dancing

hip-hop

(ˈhɪpˌhɒp)

n. Slang.
1. the popular subculture of usu. black urban youth.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hip-hop - an urban youth culture associated with rap music and the fashions of African-American residents of the inner city
youth culture - young adults (a generational unit) considered as a cultural class or subculture
2.hip-hop - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompanimenthip-hop - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
African-American music, black music - music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
Translations

hip-hop

[ˈhɪphɒp] nhip hop mhip-hugging [ˈhɪphʌgɪŋ] adj [trousers] → taille basse, à taille bassehip joint narticulation f de la hanchehip measurement ntour m de hanches
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