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bebop (n.)

1944, from bebop, rebop, bop, nonsense words in jazz lyrics, attested from at least 1928. The style is associated with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

updated on November 13, 2012

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Definitions of bebop from WordNet
1
bebop (v.)
dance the bebop;
Synonyms: bop
2
bebop (n.)
an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940);
Synonyms: bop
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