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)
And sometimes my pieces actually have chord changes, though not like in bop — more like a set of bass lines or a general harmonic movement of some kind.
Lawmaker: Ban BP from outer continental shelf due to 'lethal' behavior jack wrote: I thought the bop was a last resort ...
You could ask the guy who put the 'bop' in the 'bop shoo bop shoo bop' -- who *was* that man?
I demand an apology immediately, lest the rest of this blog's posters forever brand you a cretinous misogynist with borderline racist tendenciesyou were very specific in your suggestion that I should "bop" for COLOMBIAN hookers.
P.P.S: The insinuation that I "bop" for hookers of any nationality is both horribly insulting and incredibly crude.
Then she pulled out the flask with brandy in it, and her hand shook so that the spirit splashed about in the flask, and then she took such a gulp, that it went 'bop' in her throat.
Bebop, or simply "bop," came about in the 1940s as an attempt to move jazz from its danceable, popular, swing and ragtime origins into the realm of true "musician's music," into a more challenging musical expression combining elements of the avant-garde and heavy improvisation.
Four pioneers of modern jazz standing abreast beneath the awning at Minton's Playhouse, the house that "bop" allegedly built.
He will probably "bop" his head against your chest a few times, and then start sliding down toward one breast.
Of course, using buzzwords like 'bop' certainly do help.