hepcat

[ hep-kat ]
/ ˈhɛpˌkæt /

noun Older Slang.

a performer or admirer of jazz, especially swing.
a person who is hep; hipster.

Nearby words

  1. hepatotoxin,
  2. hepburn,
  3. hepburn system,
  4. hepburn, audrey,
  5. hepburn, katharine,
  6. hephaestus,
  7. hephzibah,
  8. hepped,
  9. hepplewhite,
  10. hepplewhite, george

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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