Adjective "bop" definition and examples

(Bop may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bɒp/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A dance to pop music.
  1. 'Cool was the bop in your step, the pearl in your cap, the cigarette dangling from your lip.'
  2. 'I just want to get dressed up, meet my friends, have a laugh, have a bop and not worry about that bleeper.'
  3. 'We chatted for a while, had a bop, drank a few more beers and I was contemplating the bus ride home when I noticed a very handsome man had just arrived.'
  4. 'The second year inhabitants of the house, who asked not to be named, discovered the break-in upon returning from a bop.'
  5. 'And it led me to consider a thought I had back at the last bop.'
  6. 'He also stated that he enjoyed bops because they are ‘a great opportunity for college sanctioned nudity’.'
  7. 'Perhaps the Oxford student looks to find greater gratification at the end-of-term bop or in the classic ‘entertainment’ offered by a night of Comic Relief, rather than ninety minutes in the cold and a decidedly dodgy hotdog.'
  8. 'The fortnightly bops have been subject to complaints in the past both from residents and other colleges including Hertford.'
  9. 'This can be anything from organising a bop or running a society to setting up an IT firm.'
  10. 'Tickets for the bop will be on sale in the bar on Thursday 6th between 9pm and 11pm.'
  1. 'But his self-appointed mission to restore to jazz a cultural-political clout it had in the first bop era and in the free-jazz of the 1960s makes him something considerably bigger.'
  2. 'By the time she is stomping to ‘You're So Square’ or bringing the bop with the magnificent Mingus track ‘God Must Be a Boogie Man,’ she has won us over.'
  3. 'These harmonies, however, fit into the jazz idiom just as bop made its way into the mainstream, enriching both.'
  4. 'As the Vandermark reference suggests, what makes this band a joy to listen to is that they are part of that fraction of the jazz world that is not afraid to combine the energies unleashed by both bop and free jazz in a joyous mix.'
  5. 'So it's not surprising that after leading the cutting edge within soul jazz & hard bop, very little new ground has been broken since the 1960s and 70s.'
  6. 'His tone tended to be hard and harsh and lacked the varied coloration of the bop innovator Charlie Parker.'
  7. 'While Mazurek's early recordings showcased his ability as a player of straight bop inflected jazz, since then his concern seems to have been to strip away the extraneous.'
  8. 'The chameleonic Ribot shines in this setting with his unsurprisingly individual take on the bop guitar tradition.'
  9. 'This collection dates from 1958, a period when hard bop & soul jazz were dominant in the contemporary jazz arena, and the roots of such music (the blues and gospel) are evident here.'
  10. 'The section ends almost whimsically with the band fixating upon a repeated bop riff and then finishing with an extended atonal blast.'

verb

Dance to pop music.
  1. 'The entire crowd was in a constant groove, heads bopping and legs kicking up doing the twist, swing dancing, and just plain old quaking and shaking.'
  2. 'The crowd seemed to enjoy the band's set, with many at the stage front dancing and bopping around.'
  3. 'Their brand of pop rock with balls can still make you jump up and down and bop along.'
  4. 'On the disco floor, she energetically bumped, rocked and bopped; I tripped, stumbled and flopped.'
  5. 'These were barely needed as soon everyone was down in the basement bopping on the dance floor or bobbing in the dark room.'
  6. 'Dad used to say I would bop to the beat on all fours when I was a baby.'
  7. 'Brian stuck some nineties dance music on and everyone was soon bopping around like idiots.'
  8. 'Audience members can't avoid the urge to dance after watching the band bop around on stage, in time to the good ol' cow tunes.'
  9. 'Bars keep bopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discos in the town.'
  10. 'Clubbers bopped on the open air, split-level dance floor until the early hours of the morning.'
  11. 'entrepreneurial types bopping around Italy'
  12. 'He did a Gary dance, and bopped joyfully along the sidewalk and across the street toward my house.'
  13. 'It's time to put recent hurts firmly and finally behind you--life's bopping along quite nicely right now, and this week won't make waves if you don't.'
  14. 'I bopped around telling everyone that THIS WAS THE BEST MUSIC EVER MADE.'
  15. 'Bargain hunters were able to shop and bop until they dropped as the sweet sound of a 100-voice choir singing a cappella filled The Lowry Designer Outlet at Salford Quays.'
  16. 'More importantly, there are some great energetic tunes here that you can bop around to.'

verb

Hit or punch quickly.
  1. 'The ball is slightly out of air because our school is too cheap to buy air pumps, and it keeps bopping my hard skull today.'
  2. 'It's just too tiring to bop somebody on the nose.'
  3. 'Some of them would cry and bop the others over the head.'
  4. 'Oi, you at the back, stop muttering ‘no change there’ before I come over and bop you.'
  5. 'It seems the whole jungle community is counting on master sleuth Scott to find El Gato so they can promptly bop him on the head and steal it from him.'
  6. 'Okay, it's at this point when you bop me on my head for being stupid.'
  7. 'Is it surprising that he has bopped a paparazzo on the nose?'
  8. 'Better than smile beatifically, she should have bopped him on the noggin with the nearest ornament.'
  9. 'Right after he said that, Amy bopped him over the head lightly.'
  10. 'Andrew shook his head in disapproval and bopped me on the forehead with his index finger.'
  11. 'Perhaps he had met and dated some Asian women who had pandered to this stereotype for him, but it's still hard not to want to bop someone on the head who thinks this way.'
  12. 'He lightly bopped his youngest daughter's little nose.'
  13. 'She bopped the flowers on his head, but making sure it didn't ruin them.'
  14. 'I turned around and bopped him on the head with my cue.'
  15. 'Bopping them over the head with a James Bond drop-kick does not do much for anyone, other than stirring up more aggression in a potentially very aggressive situation.'
  16. 'This gave me time to bop him on the nose to get him off me and hastily escape before he came back for more.'
  17. 'Down comes the Goddess Isis, and she says, ‘Little God Anubis, I don't want to see you picking up the field mice and bopping them on the head.’'
  18. '‘Please wake up!’ cried Charlie, bopping him lightly over the head with her flashlight.'
  19. 'At the height of the craze, I stood on the North Bank at Highbury in a forest of bananas, watching awestruck as they celebrated another goal going in by either bopping your neighbour over the head, or simply chucking the thing in the air.'
  20. 'The police had a relationship with these guys and they couldn't just arrest them and bop them on the head.'

noun

A quick blow or punch.
  1. 'After a quick bop on the head, poor Fred becomes docile and co-operative.'
  2. 'Each week long lines of people would come forward to witness and be welcomed and blessed as they come out—a little bop on the forehead to heal them from heterosexuality, and they would fall backward in the welcoming arms of other gay people.'
  3. 'I told Kathryn to stay in her routine, then gave her a bop on the head with my yardage book and told her not to think too much.'
  4. 'Fundi persistently approached the mound, but even little Gimli gave him a bop on the head when he attempted to join in the fishing.'
  5. 'Whenever I tried to take food between meals when I was a boy, I was scolded and got a bop on the head.'

More definitions

1. Also called bebop. early modern jazz developed in the early 1940s and characterized by often dissonant triadic and chromatic chords, fast tempos and eccentric rhythms, intricate melodic lines punctuated by pop-tune phrases, and emphasizing the inventiveness of soloists.Compare cool jazz, hard bop, modern jazz, progressive jazz. verb (used without object), bopped, bopping.

2. Slang. to move, go, or proceed (often followed by on down): Let's bop on down to the party.

More examples(as adjective)

"surpluses can be bop."

"deficits can be bop."

"hopes can be bop."

Origin

(bop)1930s (originally US): imitative.