bebop

[ bee-bop ]
/ ˈbiˌbɒp /

noun Jazz.

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Origin of bebop

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; probably from the nonsense syllables typical of scat singing

OTHER WORDS FROM bebop

bebopper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bebop

bebop
/ (ˈbiːbɒp) /

noun

the full name for bop 1 (def. 1)

Derived forms of bebop

bebopper, noun

Word Origin for bebop

C20: imitative of the rhythm of the music
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