Definition of Hip-hop

1. Noun. An urban youth culture associated with rap music and the fashions of African-American residents of the inner city.

Generic synonyms: Youth Culture

2. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Rap, Rap Music
Generic synonyms: African-american Music, Black Music, Popular Music, Popular Music Genre
Derivative terms: Rap

Definition of Hip-hop

1. Noun. An Afro-American urban youth culture based on rap music, breakdancing etc ¹

2. Noun. (music) rap (genre of music) ¹

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Literary usage of Hip-hop

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1. Recollections of a Lifetime: Or Men and Things I Have Seen ; in a Series of by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1857)
"Hip, hip, hop. Just listen to my song— I sleep all winter long, But in spring I peep out, And then I jump about— Hip, hip, hop. When the rain patters down, ..."

2. Kids And Media@the New Millennium: A Comprehensive National Analysis of by Donald F. Roberts (1999)
"First, although rap/hip-hop is the second most listened-to music category among White youth (43% listened the previous day), it is the overwhelming favorite ..."

3. Favourites of a Nursery of Seventy Years Ago: And Some Others of Later Date by Edith Emerson Forbes (1916)
"Hip, hip, hop. And now I catch a fly, And now I wink my eye, And now I take a hop, ... Hip, hip, hop. And this is all I do, And yet they say it's true, ..."

4. Burlesque Plays and Poems by Henry Morley (1887)
"Ay, is't not now egad, ha ? for to go off hip-hop, hip- hop, upon this occasion, ... Indeed, Mr. Bayes, that hip-hop, in this place, as you say, ..."

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