Etymology
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hip-hop

also hiphop, music style, 1982. Reduplication with vowel variation (as in tip-top, sing-song); OED reports use of hip hop (adv.) with a sense of "successive hopping motion" dating back to 1670s. The term in its modern sense comes from its use in the early rap lyrics of the genre, notably Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and The Sugarhill Gang in "Rapper's Delight."

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Definitions of hip-hop

hip-hop (n.)
an urban youth culture associated with rap music and the fashions of African-American residents of the inner city;
hip-hop (n.)
genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged;
Synonyms: rap / rap music
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