Definitions for rapræp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rapræp(v.; n.)rapped, rap•ping

  1. (v.t.)to strike, esp. with a quick, smart blow.

  2. to utter sharply or vigorously:

    to rap out orders.

  3. (of a spirit summoned by a medium) to communicate (a message) by raps (often fol. by out).

  4. Slang. to criticize severely.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  5. Slang. to arrest, detain, or sentence for a crime.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  6. (v.i.)to knock smartly or vigorously:

    to rap on a door.

  7. Slang. to talk or discuss, esp. freely and volubly; chat.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. to talk rhythmically to the beat of rap music.

    Category: Status (usage)

  9. (n.)a quick, smart blow:

    a rap on the knuckles.

  10. the sound produced by such a blow.

  11. Slang. blame or punishment.

    Category: Status (usage)

  12. Slang. a criminal charge:

    a murder rap.

    Category: Status (usage)

  13. Slang. response or reception.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  14. Slang. a talk or conversation; chat.

    Category: Status (usage)

  15. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: rap music.

Idioms for rap:

  1. beat the rap,Slang. to avoid retribution or punishment, as for a crime.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

  2. take the rap,Slang. to be blamed and punished for another's crime.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

Origin of rap:

1300–50; ME rappen (v.), rap(p)e (n.)


  1. the least bit:

    I don't care a rap.

Origin of rap:

1830–35; prob. identical with rap a counterfeit halfpenny once circulated in Ireland

rap*ræp(v.t.)rapped; rapt, rap•ping.

  1. to transport with rapture.

* Archaic..

Origin of rap:

1520–30; back formation from rapt

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blame, rap(noun)

    a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

    "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap"

  2. rap, strike, tap(noun)

    a gentle blow

  3. pat, rap, tap(noun)

    the sound made by a gentle blow

  4. rap(noun)

    voluble conversation

  5. rap, rap music, hip-hop(noun)

    genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged

  6. knock, belt, rap, whack, whang(verb)

    the act of hitting vigorously

    "he gave the table a whack"

  7. rap, knap(verb)

    strike sharply

    "rap him on the knuckles"

  8. tap, rap, knock, pink(verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

  9. rap(verb)

    perform rap music

  10. rap(verb)

    talk volubly

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rap(noun)æp

    a type of music in which sb talks in rhythm and rhyme to a strong beat

    ***I mostly listen to rap.

  2. rapæp

    a short loud bang

    a rap at the door

  3. rap(verb)æp

    to hit quickly and hard

    He rapped on the door with his knuckles.

  4. rapæp

    to perform rap music

    ***kids rapping on the street corner


  1. rap(Noun)

    A sharp blow with something hard.

    The teacher gave the wayward pupil a rap across the knuckles with her ruler.

  2. rap(Noun)

    Blame (for something).

    You can't act irresponsibly and then expect me to take the rap.

  3. rap(Noun)

    A casual talk

  4. rap(Noun)

    Rap music.

  5. rap(Noun)

    A song, verse, or instance of singing in the style of rap music.

  6. rap(Noun)

    Any of the tokens that passed current for a halfpenny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; thus, any coin of trifling value.

  7. rap(Verb)

    To strike something sharply with one's knuckles; knock.

  8. rap(Verb)

    To speak (lyrics) in the style of rap music.

  9. rap(Verb)

    To talk casually.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rap(noun)

    a lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn

  2. Rap(verb)

    to strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door

  3. Rap(verb)

    to strike with a quick blow; to knock on

  4. Rap(verb)

    to free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal

  5. Rap(noun)

    a quick, smart blow; a knock

  6. Rap

    to snatch away; to seize and hurry off

  7. Rap

    to hasten

  8. Rap

    to seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or rapture; as, rapt into admiration

  9. Rap

    to exchange; to truck

  10. Rap(noun)

    a popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half-penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value


  1. Rap

    "Rap" is an album by Explicit Samourai. For the musical style, please see Rap music (/en/rap_music).

Anagrams of rap

  1. APR, Apr., apr, ARP, arp, PAR, Par, par

Translations for rap

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a quick, brief knock or tap

He heard a rap on the door.

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