Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
  2. (noun, group) 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
  3. (verb, contact) hit hard
  4. (verb, motion) dance the bebop

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Bop

  1. 1948, shortening of bebop; it soon came to mean "any sort of dancing to pop music" (1956). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Bop

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