bebop vs bop what difference

what is difference between bebop and bop

English

Etymology

From nonsense syllables used in scat singing, 1940s.

This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbiːbɒp/

Noun

bebop (uncountable)

  1. (music) An early form of modern jazz played by small groups and featuring driving rhythms and complex, often dissonant harmonies.

Translations

Verb

bebop (third-person singular simple present bebops, present participle bebopping, simple past and past participle bebopped)

  1. (intransitive) To participate in bebop jazz, such as by dancing in a way associated with the genre.
  2. (intransitive, usually with a directional preposition) To walk in an easygoing, carefree manner.
    • 1986, Steve Estes, Called to Die: The Story of American Linguist Chet Bitterman, Slain by Terrorists, Zondervan Publishing Company (→ISBN)
      Typically one could spot Chet bebopping down the sidewalk in an Amish hat, or hunched over a cafeteria table discussing Calvinism or the Vietnam war.
    • 2001, Patsy Clairmont, The Best Devotions of Patsy Clairmont, Zondervan Publishing Company (→ISBN)
      I can’t even say it was the people who board and casually whack off the top of your head with their slung-over-the-shoulder carry-ons as they obliviously bebop down the aisle to locate their seats.
    • 2013, Beth Kendrick, The Week Before the Wedding, Penguin (→ISBN)
      Summer bebopped over, holding a cup of spiked punch in each hand.

Derived terms

  • bebopper

Further reading

  • bebop on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Finnish

Noun

bebop

  1. bebop

Declension


Spanish

Noun

bebop m (uncountable)

  1. bebop

Swedish

Etymology

From English bebop.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiːbɔp/

Noun

bebop c (uncountable)

  1. (jazz) bebop

Declension

Synonyms

  • bop

References

  • bebop in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɒp/
  • Rhymes: -ɒp

Etymology 1

Imitative of the sound made.

Noun

bop (plural bops)

  1. (colloquial, onomatopoeia) A very light smack, blow or punch.

Verb

bop (third-person singular simple present bops, present participle bopping, simple past and past participle bopped)

  1. (colloquial, transitive) To strike gently or playfully.
Synonyms
  • bip, boop
Translations

Etymology 2

Shortened from bebop.

Noun

bop (countable and uncountable, plural bops)

  1. (uncountable) A style of improvised jazz from the 1940s.
  2. (countable, Britain, Oxbridge slang) A party.
  3. (slang, countable) A good song.

Verb

bop (third-person singular simple present bops, present participle bopping, simple past and past participle bopped)

  1. To dance to this music, or any sort of popular music with a strong beat.
  2. (slang, intransitive) To have sex.
Synonyms
  • (to have sex): bang, do it, get it on; see also Thesaurus:copulate

Anagrams

  • BPO, OBP, PBO

Swedish

Etymology

From English bop.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔp/

Noun

bop c (uncountable)

  1. (jazz) bebop

Declension

References

  • bop in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

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