bop(redirected from bopping)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms.
bop 1(bŏp) Informal
tr.v. bopped, bop·ping, bops
To hit or strike.
A blow; a punch.
A post-World War II style of jazz characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity, improvised solo performances, and a brilliant style of execution.
intr.v. bopped, bop·ping, bops
1. To dance or move to the beat of this music.
2. Slang To go: bopped off to the movies.
[Short for bebop.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Pop Music) a form of jazz originating in the 1940s, characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity and instrumental virtuosity. Originally called: bebop
2. informal a session of dancing to pop music
vb, bops, bopping or bopped
(intr) informal to dance to pop music
[C20: shortened from bebop]
vb, bops, bopping or bopped
(tr) to strike; hit
[C19: of imitative origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., v. bopped, bop•ping. n.
1. Also called bebop. jazz marked by often dissonant harmony, fast tempos, eccentric rhythms, and melodic intricacy.v.i.
2. to dance or move to bop music.
3. Slang. to move, go, or proceed.
v. bopped, bop•ping,
n. Slang. v.t.
1. to strike, as with the fist or a stick; hit.n.
2. a blow.
[1935–40; alter. of bob3]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: bopped
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||BoP - the law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes|
Department of Justice, DoJ, Justice Department, Justice - the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
law enforcement agency - an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws
|2.||bop - an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)|
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
|Verb||1.||bop - dance the bebop|
|2.||bop - hit hard |
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(Mus) → Bebop m
(inf: = dance) → Schwof m (inf)
vi (inf: = dance) → schwofen (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007