verb (used with object), rapped, rap·ping.
verb (used without object), rapped, rap·ping.
- a talk, conversation, or discussion; chat.
- talk designed to impress, convince, etc.; spiel: a high-pressure sales rap.
Origin of rap1
Definition for rap (2 of 3)
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Definition for rap (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), rapped or rapt, rap·ping. Archaic.
Origin of rap3
Examples from the Web for rap
And there are those who still have misgivings about exactly what “Christian rap” means.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet|Stereo Williams|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They joined forces to form the rap supergroup Run the Jewels.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More|Marlow Stern|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If Kendrick Lamar is the future of rap, then the future is bright.Kendrick Lamar Shuts Down ‘The Colbert Report’ with Untitled Track|Charlise Ferguson|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This cd be the kind of thing where somebody has to resign [and] take the rap.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is the art of the Nicki Minaj-style rap something you knew ahead of time that you were a baller at?How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Let us give her a rap over the knuckles, and disgust her with the business," said the brothers Cointet.Eve and David|Honore de Balzac
In response to his rap upon the panel, a voice which he recognized as that of the Sepoy cried: “Come in!”The Flaw in the Sapphire|Charles M. Snyder
Just as Ursula was sweeping Will upstairs before her, a rap came on the door.The King's Daughters|Emily Sarah Holt
"Please make yourself at home—no need to rap," answered Mrs. Tynan.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
A rap at the door, and the servant announced that dinner was come.Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter|Lawrence L. Lynch
British Dictionary definitions for rap (1 of 3)
verb raps, rapping or rapped
- a fast, rhythmic monologue over a prerecorded instrumental track
- (as modifier)rap music
Derived Formsrapping, noun
Word Origin for rap
British Dictionary definitions for rap (2 of 3)
Word Origin for rap
British Dictionary definitions for rap (3 of 3)
Culture definitions for rap
A form of pop music characterized by spoken or chanted rhymed lyrics, with a syncopated, repetitive accompaniment. Rap music originated in the second half of the twentieth century in black urban communities. (See also hip-hop.)
Idioms and Phrases with rap
In addition to the idiom beginning with rap
- rap someone's knuckles
- beat the rap
- bum rap
- not give a damn (rap)
- take the rap