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hepcat

[hep-kat]
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noun Older Slang.
  1. a performer or admirer of jazz, especially swing.
  2. a person who is hep; hipster.

Origin of hepcat

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; hep1 + cat
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British Dictionary definitions for hepcat

hepcat

noun
  1. obsolete, slang a person who is hep, esp a player or admirer of jazz and swing in the 1940s
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