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[bee-bop] /ˈbiˌbɒp/
noun, Jazz.
bop1 .
Origin of bebop
1940-45, Americanism; probably from the nonsense syllables typical of scat singing
Related forms
bebopper, noun Unabridged
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the full name for bop1 (sense 1)
Derived Forms
bebopper, noun
Word Origin
C20: imitative of the rhythm of the music
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Word Origin and History for bebop

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.

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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bebop in Technology
A language combining sequential and parallel logic programming, object-oriented and meta-level programming. Both don't know nondeterminism and stream AND-parallelism. Prolog theories are first order entities and may be updated or passed in messages. BeBOP is implemented by translation to NU-Prolog and PNU-Prolog.
E-mail: Andrew Davidson .
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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