Definition of hip hop noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    hip hop

    BrE BrE//ˈhɪp hɒp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪp hɑːp//
    [uncountable] Styles of music
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  1. 1a type of popular music with spoken words and a steady beat played on electronic instruments, originally played by young African Americans See related entries: Styles of music
  2. 2the culture of the young African Americans and others who enjoy this type of music, including special styles of art, dancing, dress, etc.
  3. Word Origin1980s: reduplication probably based on hip ‘fashionable’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hip hop