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Topic: DANCE

Sense: 1,3
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: From the sound of hitting.
Sense: 2
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: BOP22

bop

1 verb
     
bop1 past tense and past participle bopped, present participle bopping informal
1 [transitive] to hit someone, especially gently:
Tom bopped him on the nose.
2 [intransitive]APD to dance to popular music:
kids happily bopping on the dance floor
3 informal [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to go somewhere or to several different places, especially to enjoy yourself:
We spent the afternoon just bopping around town.
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