pop music from Korea (often used attributively): a K-pop girl group;K-pop is really great to dance to.

Origin of K-pop

First recorded in 1990–95; K(orean) + pop2
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Examples from the Web for k-pop

Contemporary Examples of k-pop

  • K-pop stars have also done several high-profile collaborations with African-American artists in the past few years.

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    Black K-Pop Fans Come Out of the Closet

    Sterling Wong

    August 31, 2014

  • K-pop slavishly copies from the boy-band/girl-band model that began in the US 20 years ago and crossed-over to Japan.

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    Gangnam Style, Ctd.

    Justin Green

    September 27, 2012

British Dictionary definitions for k-pop



the characteristic pop music of South Korea
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