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 Origin 1980s: reduplication probably based on hip ‘fashionable’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hip hop