Bo Diddley beat

/ (ˌbəʊ ˈdɪdlɪ ˈbiːt) /

noun

a type of syncopated Black rhythm, frequently used in rock music

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Word Origin for Bo Diddley beat

C20: named after Bo Diddley (1929–2008), US rhythm-and-blues performer and songwriter

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