- 1British A dance to pop music: nightlife is good, whether you’re looking for a drink or a bop in the discoMore example sentences
- Gloria and her husband still enjoy a bit of a bop and a jive.
- 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.
- His particular passion is a form of swing dancing known as beach bop.
- 1.1An organized social occasion with dancing to pop music: colleges extend a welcoming hand through buffets and bopsMore example sentences
- Revellers can now celebrate the coming of the New Year with a bop, after politicians cleared away antiquated legislation in time for this Sunday's festivities.
- One bystander said he was ‘angry and obviously upset, adding his wife was at the bop dancing with people’.
- This can be anything from organising a bop or running a society to setting up an IT firm.
- 2 short for bebop.More example sentences
- Ninesense was lead by sax player Dean, whose long association with Soft Machine paralleled a solo career that mixed post bop, free jazz and rock influences.
- The section ends almost whimsically with the band fixating upon a repeated bop riff and then finishing with an extended atonal blast.
- 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.
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- 1Dance to pop music: everyone was bopping until the small hoursMore example sentences
- These were barely needed as soon everyone was down in the basement bopping on the dance floor or bobbing in the dark room.
- In 1985, aged 20, she met her future husband while bopping on the dance floor and they were married four years later.
- Licensing magistrates granted a Section 77 to the riverside pub, giving drinkers a chance to stay there until the witching hour three days a week, with the chance to bop on the dance floor or guzzle the substantial food.
- 1.1Move or travel energetically: entrepreneurial types bopping around ItalyMore example sentences
- Too bad we're starting to move that week or I would bop on down to this great show in a sunny land that knows not snow.
- More importantly, there are some great energetic tunes here that you can bop around to.
- He did a Gary dance, and bopped joyfully along the sidewalk and across the street toward my house.
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- Two such are Mondo '77, a synth-driven Eurovision bopper, and Money Hair, which marries a 1960s groove to the impossibly cute notion that you can sell your hair to pay the bills.
- The girls know how to switch gears, though, and give a sweet, slowed-down performance on Dream Boy, a jive-tastic bopper on Mr Lee and a winking slinkathon on Three Cool Chicks.
- Equally influenced by Fats Navarro's bebop pyrotechnics and second generation boppers like Booker Little, he proved himself an adaptable, thoughtful addition to the British scene.
1940s: shortening of bebop.
verb (bops, bopping, bopped)[with object]
- Hit or punch quickly: Rex bopped him on the headMore example sentences
- 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.
- I did try to help by folding his knees under him, but all that did was unbalance him and he ended up bopping the carpet with his nose.
- In a bizarre scene during a popular costume race at Milwaukee Brewers games, he bopped a woman dressed as a huge Italian sausage with a bat and was booked for misdemeanor battery.
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- A quick blow or punch.More example sentences
- A sudden harsh wind blowing off the moor, an inattentive owner — no worries there — and off she'd blow, perhaps with a brief bop on the head with a flagpole for good measure.
- You deserve a bop on the nose.
- Fundi persistently approached the mound, but even little Gimli gave him a bop on the head when he attempted to join in the fishing.
1930s (originally US): imitative.