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"bop" in British English

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bopverb

uk   /bɒp/  us   /bɑːp/ (-pp-)

bopnoun

uk   /bɒp/  us   /bɑːp/
  • bop noun (MUSIC)

[U] (also bebop) a type of jazz music first played by small groups in the 1940s
  • bop noun (DANCE)

[C usually singular] mainly UK a dance to pop music: There are a couple of decent clubs where you can go for a bop.
boppy
adjective uk   /ˈbɒp.i/  us   /ˈbɑː.pi/ informal
Boppy music is good for dancing to.
(Definition of bop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bop" in American English

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bopverb [T]

 us   /bɑp/ (-pp-) infml
  • bop verb [T] (HIT)

to hit something lightly, not hard: The ball bounced up and bopped him on the nose.

bopnoun

 us   /bɑp/
  • bop noun (HIT)

[C] a light hit: I got a bop on the head.
  • bop noun (MUSIC)

[U] (also bebop,  /ˈbi·bɑp/ ) a type of jazz from the 1940s that has complicated rhythms and is often played fast
(Definition of bop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bop”
in Chinese (Simplified) 跳舞, (随流行音乐)跳舞…
in Chinese (Traditional) 跳舞, (隨流行音樂)跳舞…
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