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  1. the popular subculture of big-city teenagers, which includes rap music, break dancing, and graffiti art.
  2. rap music.
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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of this subculture: the hip-hop generation.
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Origin of hip-hop

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for hip-hop


  1. a US pop culture movement originating in the 1980s comprising rap music, graffiti, and break dancing
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hip-hop in Culture


Another name for rap music.

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The term hip-hop also refers to the speech, fashions, and personal style adopted by many youths, particularly in urban areas.
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