bop

bop
bop1 [bɔp US ba:p] v past tense and past participle bopped present participle bopping
informal
[Sense: 1,3; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: From the sound of hitting.]
[Sense: 2; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: BOP22]
1.) [T]
to hit someone, especially gently
Tom bopped him on the nose.
2.)
to dance to popular music
kids happily bopping on the dance floor
3.) [i]informal [I always + adverb/preposition]
to go somewhere or to several different places, especially to enjoy yourself
We spent the afternoon just bopping around town.
bop 2
bop2 n
[Sense: 1; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: bebop]
[Sense: 2; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: BOP11]
1.) another word for ↑bebop
2.)
a gentle hit
a bop on the head
3.) [singular] BrE informal a dance

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