Meaning of “bop” in the English Dictionary

"bop" in British English

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bopverb

uk /bɒp/ us /bɑːp/ -pp-

bopnoun

uk /bɒp/ us /bɑːp/

(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)