hip-hop

or hip hop

[ hip-hop ]
/ ˈhɪpˌhɒp /
Slang.

noun

a popular subculture of big-city teenagers that includes rap music, break dancing, and graffiti art.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of this subculture: the hip-hop generation.

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Origin of hip-hop

First recorded in 1975–80; probably hip4 + hop1 (in the sense “act of hopping”
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British Dictionary definitions for hip-hop

hip-hop
/ (ˈhɪpˌhɒp) /

noun

a US pop culture movement originating in the 1980s comprising rap music, graffiti, and break dancing
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Cultural definitions for hip-hop

hip-hop

Another name for rap music.

notes for hip-hop

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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