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hepcat

[ hep-kat ]
/ ˈhɛpˌkæt /
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noun Older Slang.
a performer or admirer of jazz, especially swing.
a person who is hep; hipster.
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Origin of hepcat

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

hepcat
/ (ˈhɛpˌkæt) /

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