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Definition of "hip-hop" []

  • A popular urban youth culture, closely associated with rap music and with the style and fashions of African-American inner-city residents. (noun)
  • Rap music. (noun)
  • Of or characteristic of hip-hop culture. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hip-hop" in a sentence
  • "At one point in the real, he calls the hip-hop artist a "great poet and philosopher.""
  • "Palestinian Muslim father and a Brazilian Catholic mother, Mr. Shama, a former graffiti writer who still paints - on canvas - in a style he describes as "hip-hop Cubist," is a fitting match for the school's diverse population: 52 percent Asian, 24 percent Hispanic, 16 percent white and 8 percent black."
  • "To his credit, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons provided Ashley Judd a space, on, to squash any so-called hip-hop beef, a term I wish we hip-hop heads would discard once and for all."