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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 jazzmusic first ​played by ​smallgroups in the 1940s
  • bop noun (DANCE)

[C usually singular] mainly UK a ​dance to ​popmusic: There are a ​couple of ​decentclubs 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 ​ballbounced up and bopped him on the ​nose.

bopnoun

 us   /bɑp/
  • bop noun (HIT)

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

[U] (also bebop,  /ˈbi·bɑp/ ) a ​type of ​jazz from the 1940s that has ​complicatedrhythms and is often ​playedfast
(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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