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Definitions and meaning of rap

rap

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹæp/
  • Rhymes: -æp
  • Homophone: wrap

Etymology 1

From Middle English rap, rappe, of North Germanic origin, related to Norwegian rapp (a blow, strike, lash), Swedish rapp (a blow, lash, crack), Danish rap (a tap, smart, blow). Compare Old English hreppan (to touch, treat). More at rape.

Noun

rap (countable and uncountable, plural raps)

  1. (countable) A sharp blow with something hard.
    The teacher gave the wayward pupil a rap across the knuckles with her ruler.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter II,
      He walked softly up the sanded path, tiptoed up the steps and across the piazza, and rapped at the front door, not too loudly, lest this too might attract the attention of the man across the street. There was no response to his rap. He put his ear to the door and heard voices within, and the muffled sound of footsteps. After a moment he rapped again, a little louder than before.
  2. (slang) Blame for something.
    You can't act irresponsibly and then expect me to take the rap.
  3. (countable, slang) A charge, whether or not it results in a conviction.
    • 2014, James Neal Harvey, Mental Case
      We got one maybe ID, but when we checked, we found out the suspect's been in Rikers for a year on a drug rap.
  4. (informal) A casual talk.
  5. (music, uncountable) Rap music.
  6. A song, verse, or instance of singing in the style of rap music.
  7. (Australia, informal) An appraisal.
  8. (Australia, informal) A positive appraisal; a recommendation.
Synonyms
  • (blame): fall
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English rappen, of North Germanic origin, related to Swedish rappa (to strike, beat, rap), German rappeln (to rattle).

Verb

rap (third-person singular simple present raps, present participle rapping, simple past and past participle rapped)

  1. (intransitive) To strike something sharply with one's knuckles; knock.
    • 1845, Edgar Allan Poe, "The Raven":
      Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, ¶ Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, ¶ While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, ¶ As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. ¶ "'Tis some visitor", I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — ¶ Only this, and nothing more."
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter II,
      He walked softly up the sanded path, tiptoed up the steps and across the piazza, and rapped at the front door, not too loudly, lest this too might attract the attention of the man across the street. There was no response to his rap. He put his ear to the door and heard voices within, and the muffled sound of footsteps. After a moment he rapped again, a little louder than before.
  2. (transitive, dated) To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.
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      With one great peal they rap the door.
  3. (metalworking) To free (a pattern) in a mould by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.
  4. (transitive, intransitive) To speak (lyrics) in the style of rap music.
    He started to rap after listening to Tupac.
    He rapped a song to his girlfriend.
  5. (informal, intransitive) To talk casually; to engage in conversation.
Synonyms
  • (strike something sharply with one's knuckles): knock, noogie
Derived terms
  • rap on
  • rapper
Translations

See also

  • emcee
  • hip-hop

Etymology 3

Uncertain.

Noun

rap (plural raps)

  1. A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.
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Etymology 4

Perhaps contracted from rapparee.

Noun

rap (plural raps)

  1. (historical) Any of the tokens that passed current for a halfpenny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value.
    • 1724, Jonathan Swift, Drapier's Letters, 1
      Many counterfeits passed about under the name of raps.
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      Tie it [her money] up so tight that you can't touch a rap, save with her consent.
  2. A whit; a jot.

Etymology 5

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Scand., as Ice. hrapa, to rush headlong, cog. with Ger. raffen, to snatch.”)

Verb

rap (third-person singular simple present raps, present participle rapping, simple past and past participle rapped or rapt)

  1. (transitive) To seize and carry off.
  2. (transitive) To transport out of oneself; to affect with rapture.

Anagrams

  • APR, ARP, Apr, Apr., Arp, PAR, PRA, Par, RPA, apr, arp, par

Acehnese

Adjective

rap

  1. near

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Cebuano

Etymology

Borrowed from English rap, from Middle English rap, rappe, of North Germanic origin.

Noun

rap

  1. rap music
  2. a song, verse, or instance of singing in the style of rap music

Verb

rap

  1. to rap; to perform a rap

Danish

Etymology 1

Interjection

rap

  1. quack (imitating the sound of a duck)

Etymology 2

Of North Germanic and ultimately imitative origin; compare with Swedish rappa (drub, beat, hit).

Noun

rap n (indefinite plural rap)

  1. a strike intended to motivate someone to do something (e.g. for punishment or to spur on an animal)
    • 2008, Bitten Clausen - historier fra et liv, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN, page 14
      Hvis man ikke kunne sit stof, fik man et rap med stokken.
      If one did not know the material, one was given a strike with the cane.
    • 1841, Frederik Barfod, Brage og idun: et nordisk fjærdingårsskrift, page 346
      Skriftefaderen giver den Skriftende et Par Rap med sin Stok for hans Synders Skyld.
      The confessor gives the confessing one a couple of strikes with his cane for the sake of his sins.
    • 2016, Orla Narvedsen, Kaptajnens Åse, Lindhardt og Ringhof →ISBN
      Kusken svarede med et Grynt, tog Pisken og gav Hestene et Par Rap af den.
      The coachdriver replied with a grunt, seized the whip and gave the horses a couple of strikes with it.

Etymology 3

Adjective

rap (neuter rapt, plural and definite singular attributive rappe, comparative rappere, superlative (predicative) rappest, superlative (attributive) rappeste)

  1. quick, rapid
    • 2010, Jette A. Kaarsbøl, Din næstes hus: roman, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN, page 332
      Et øjeblik stod jeg og ledte efter et rapt svar.
      For a moment, I stood searching for a quick reply.
    • 2016, Kåre Johannessen, Kejserhøgen, Lindhardt og Ringhof →ISBN
      “Motorcykler, der kan man bare se. Det er ellers nogle rappe maskiner. Har du kørt selv?“
      “Motor bikes, will you look at that. Those are indeed some fast machines. Have you driven them yourself?“
    • 2016, Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, Himmelherren, Rosinante & Co →ISBN
      Han var også tyveknægten, der ikke ejede andet end en skarpsleben lommekniv, nogle rappe fingre, en god portion vovemod og et frækt sindelag.
      He was also the thief-boy, who owned nothing but a sharply-ground pocket-knife, some quick fingers, a large portion of daring and a mischievous disposition.
Inflection

Etymology 4

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

rap

  1. imperative of rappe

Etymology 5

Verb

rap

  1. imperative of rappe

Dutch

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch rap, probably derived from rapen (Dutch rapen) which originally also meant "to make haste"; compare reppen and also Old Norse hrapa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɑp/
  • Rhymes: -ɑp

Adjective

rap (comparative rapper, superlative rapst)

  1. quick, fast
    Kom eens heel rap hier!
    Get over here real fast!
Inflection
Synonyms
  • snel
  • vlug
  • gezwind

Etymology 2

From English rap.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɛp/ (Netherlands), IPA(key): /rɑp/ (Belgium) or as in English
  • (Netherlands), (Belgium)
  • Rhymes: -ɛp (Netherlands), Rhymes: -ɑp (Belgium)

Noun

rap m (uncountable)

  1. rap music
Derived terms
  • rapmuziek
  • rappen

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowed from English rap.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɑp/, [ˈrɑp]
  • IPA(key): /ˈræp/, [ˈræp]
  • Rhymes: -ɑp
  • Syllabification: rap

Noun

rap

  1. rap, rap music

Usage notes

As the word "rap" doesn't sit well in Finnish grammatic structure, the term räppi is widely used. Also the compound form rap-musiikki is quite common.

Declension

Synonyms

  • räppi

Related terms

  • räpätä
  • räppäri

French

Etymology

From English rap

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁap/
  • Homophones: wrap, râpe

Noun

rap m (uncountable)

  1. rap; rap music

Anagrams

  • par

Hungarian

Etymology

From English rap.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈrɒp]
  • Rhymes: -ɒp

Noun

rap (plural rapok)

  1. (music) rap

Declension


Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

rap n (definite singular rapet, indefinite plural rap, definite plural rapa or rapene)

  1. A burp; belch.

Related terms

  • rape

Verb

rap

  1. imperative of rape

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *raipaz, *raipą (rope, cord, band, ringlet), from Proto-Indo-European *roypnós (strap, band, rope). Compare Old Frisian rāp (West Frisian reap), Old Dutch reip, rēp (Dutch reep), Old High German reif (German Reif).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɑːp/

Noun

rāp m

  1. rope

Declension

Related terms

  • rǣpan
  • rǣpe
  • rǣping
  • rǣpling

Descendants

  • Middle English: rape, rope
    • English: rope
    • Old French: rap

Old French

Etymology 1

Deverbal of Latin rapiō.

Noun

rap m (oblique plural ras, nominative singular ras, nominative plural rap) (Anglo-Norman)

  1. violent seizure
  2. abduction
  3. rape (unlawful sexual penetration)
Descendants
  • English: rape

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Middle English rape.

Noun

rap m (oblique plural ras, nominative singular ras, nominative plural rap) (Anglo-Norman)

  1. rope

References

  • rap on the Anglo-Norman On-Line Hub

Polish

Etymology

From English rap.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rap/

Noun

rap m inan

  1. (music) rap
Declension

Derived terms

  • (adjective) rapowy

Related terms

  • (verb) rapować
  • (nouns) raper, raperka
  • (adjective) raperski

Noun

rap m inan

  1. (ichthyology) asp
    Synonym: boleń
Declension

Further reading

  • rap in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English rap.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈʁɛ.pi/

Noun

rap m (plural raps)

  1. rap music (music genre)

Synonyms

  • hip hop

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrap/

Noun

rap m (plural raps)

  1. rap (music genre)

Swedish

Etymology 1

Back-formation of rapa (to belch), from Old Swedish rapa. Cognate with Norwegian rape (to belch).

Noun

rap c

  1. belch
Declension
See also
  • rapa

Etymology 2

From English rap.

Noun

rap c

  1. (uncountable) rap music
Declension

Anagrams

  • apr, par

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