- Also called bebop. early modern jazz developed in the early 1940s and characterized by often dissonant triadic and chromatic chords, fast tempos and eccentric rhythms, intricate melodic lines punctuated by pop-tune phrases, and emphasizing the inventiveness of soloists.Compare cool jazz, hard bop, modern jazz, progressive jazz.
- Slang. to move, go, or proceed (often followed by on down): Let's bop on down to the party.
Origin of bop1
- to strike, as with the fist or a stick; hit.
- a blow.
Origin of bop2
Examples from the Web for bop
These people that work for the BOP are not rocket scientists.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’
January 6, 2015
Bop had produced self-conscious artists who refused to bow to conventional assumptions of what was entertaining.How Rock and Roll Killed Jim Crow
October 26, 2014
He would do a harried married man or an old horse on its last legs or a bop musician named Cool Cees or a whole Italian movie.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
Kayleigh Roberts, the online editor of Bop and Tiger Beat, had her own take on the phenomenon.Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga’s Fan Armies Rally on Twitter
January 30, 2013
Once in a while to be sure a head grows a bit too big and then we all take a bop at it!Kenny
There is another "p" and an "e" tacked on to Bop, but I have eliminated the unnecessary and call him "Bob" for short.The Parthenon By Way Of Papendrecht
F. Hopkinson Smith
To “bop” means in the Suffolk dialect “to stoop or bow the head.”The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol I of II)
Alice Bertha Gomme
The first tranche is available to any country, which demonstrates efforts to overcome its BOP problems.
It is extended to members with BOP difficulties to support adjustment and reform policies and economic agendas.
- a form of jazz originating in the 1940s, characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity and instrumental virtuosityOriginally called: bebop
- informal a session of dancing to pop music
- (intr) informal to dance to pop music
- (tr) to strike; hit
- a blow
Word Origin and History for bop
The musical movement had its own lingo, which was in vogue in U.S. early 1950s. "Life" magazine [Sept. 29, 1952] listed examples of bop talk: crazy "new, wonderful, wildly exciting;" gone (adj.) "the tops--superlative of crazy;" cool (adj.) "tasty, pretty;" goof "to blow a wrong note or make a mistake;" hipster "modern version of hepcat;" dig "to understand, appreciate the subtleties of;" stoned "drunk, captivated, ecstatic, sent out of this world;" flip (v.) "to react enthusiastically." [Life Sept. 29, 1952]