from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To hit or strike.
- n. A blow; a punch.
- n. A post-World War II style of jazz characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity, improvised solo performances, and a brilliant style of execution.
- intransitive v. To dance or move to the beat of this music.
- intransitive v. Slang To go: bopped off to the movies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A very light smack, blow or punch.
- v. To gently or playfully strike someone or something.
- n. A style of improvised jazz from the 1940s.
- v. To dance to this music, or indeed any sort of popular music with a strong beat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. dance the bebop
- v. hit hard
- n. 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
- n. an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
Short for bebop.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
imitative of the sound made (Wiktionary)
shortened from bebop (Wiktionary)