Meaning of BOP in English

BOP

/ bɒp; NAmE bɑːp/ noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ C ] ( BrE , informal ) a dance to pop music; a social event at which people dance to pop music

2.

[ U ] = bebop

■ verb ( -pp- )

1.

[ v ] ( BrE , informal ) to dance to pop music

2.

[ vn ] to hit sb lightly

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WORD ORIGIN

noun and verb sense 1 1940s: shortening of bebop .

verb sense 2 1930s (originally US): imitative.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.