Meaning of BOP in English


I. ˈbäp transitive verb

( bopped ; bop·ping )

Etymology: imitative

Date: 1928

: hit , sock

II. noun

Date: 1932

: a blow (as with the fist or a club) that strikes a person

III. noun

Etymology: short for bebop

Date: 1947

1. : jazz characterized by harmonic complexity, convoluted melodic lines, and constant shifting of accent and often played at very rapid tempos

2. : jive 2

• bop·per noun

IV. intransitive verb

( bopped ; bop·ping )

Date: 1952

1. : to go quickly or unceremoniously : pop

bop into the corner store

— often used with off

2. : to dance or shuffle along to or as if to bop music

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.