Definition of

Bebop

  1. (noun, communication) an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
  2. (verb, motion) dance the bebop

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Synonyms of Bebop

bop

Alternate forms of Bebop

Derivations: bebop

Hypernyms: dance, jazz, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

Origin of the word Bebop

  1. 1944, from bebop, rebop, bop, nonsense words in jazz lyrics, attested from at least 1928. The style is associated with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Bebop

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