hip-hop

[ hip-hop ]
/ ˈhɪpˌhɒp /
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noun

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

adjective

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

Origin of hip-hop

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for hiphop

hip-hop

/ (ˈhɪpˌhɒp) /

noun

a US pop culture movement originating in the 1980s comprising rap music, graffiti, and break dancing

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Culture definitions for hiphop

hip-hop

Another name for rap music.


Note

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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