What does Rapper mean?

Definitions for Rapper
ˈræp ərrap·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rappernoun

    someone who performs rap music

  2. knocker, doorknocker, rappernoun

    a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door


  1. Rappernoun

    A musician specializing in rap music.


  1. rappernoun

    One who, or that which, raps or knocks; specifically, the knocker of a door.

  2. rappernoun

    A performer of rap music

  3. rappernoun

    A forcible oath or lie.

  4. rappernoun

    obsolete: Scottish English word for "sword."

  5. rappernoun

    A flexible strip of metal, 45-60cm long, with handles at each end, used for Northumbrian rapper sword dancing.

  6. rappernoun

    A mechanical, or later electric, signalling device formerly used in the mines of north-eastern England to signal to the engineman that the cages carrying men or coals up and down the shaft were ready to be raised or lowered.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rappernoun

    One who strikes.

    Etymology: from rap.


  1. rapper

    Rapping (also rhyming, spitting, emceeing or MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular". It is performed or chanted, usually over a backing beat or musical accompaniment. The components of rap include "content" (what is being said), "flow" (rhythm, rhyme), and "delivery" (cadence, tone). Rap differs from spoken-word poetry in that it is usually performed off-time to musical accompaniment. Rap is a primary ingredient of hip hop music commonly associated with that genre; however, the origins of rap predate hip-hop culture by many years. Precursors to modern rap include the West African griot tradition, Cockney rhyming slang, certain vocal styles of blues, jazz, 1960s African-American poetry and Sprechgesang. The use of rap in popular music originated in the Bronx, New York City in the 1970s, alongside the hip hop genre and cultural movement. Rapping developed from the role of master of ceremonies (MC) at parties within the scene, who would encourage and entertain guests between DJ sets, which evolved into longer performances. Rap is usually delivered over a beat, typically provided by a DJ, turntablist, beatboxer, or performed a cappella without accompaniment. Stylistically, rap occupies a gray area between speech, prose, poetry, and singing. The word, which predates the musical form, originally meant "to lightly strike", and is now used to describe quick speech or repartee. The word had been used in British English since the 16th century. It was part of the African American dialect of English in the 1960s meaning "to converse", and very soon after that came to denote the musical style. The word "rap" is so closely associated with hip-hop music that many writers use the terms interchangeably.


  1. rapper

    A rapper is an individual who performs a style of music known as rap, characterized by rhyming speech set to rhythm and usually combined with a backing track or musical accompaniment. Rappers write and recite their own lyrics, often discussing themes such as social issues, personal experiences, or storytelling. They may also engage in freestyling, or improvising lyrics on the spot, to showcase their creativity and mastery of rhythm and rhyme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rappernoun

    one who, or that which, raps or knocks; specifically, the knocker of a door

  2. Rappernoun

    a forcible oath or lie

  3. Etymology: [From Rap.]


  1. Rapper

    Rapper is a profession.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rapper

    rap′ėr, n. one who raps, esp. a spiritualistic medium: a swinging knocker for making signals at the mouth of a shaft: a loud oath or bold lie.—adj. Rap′ping (prov.), remarkably large.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rapper in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rapper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Rapper in a Sentence

  1. Kassandra Morales:

    Yesterday I asked my son who his hero was. He gave me a rapper’s name, i brought my children here to show them what a real hero was.

  2. 50 Cent:

    Right now he's desperate. He should be talking about me, not Eminem and Dre and everybody else. He'll lose, he knows that. The route that he has to take is the 'I'm a mad gangsta' hardcore route, and ain't nobody gonna believe him."--On his feud with bubblegum rapper Ja Rule.

  3. Matthew Oware:

    There's still that general sentiment that this type of rapper, a gay, male rapper, isn't representative of masculinity, what Lil Nas X is doing by upping the ante is no different than what we see a stereotypical, heterosexual rapper do by upping the ante in Lil Nas X lyrics.

  4. Michael Gove:

    I think we again know that Stormzy, when he took to the stage at Glastonbury wearing a stab vest, he made clear what his political views were then, he is a far, far better rapper than he is a political analyst.

  5. Colin Strother:

    The overwhelming majority of voters don't know the difference between the GDP, the NFL's AFC East and the rapper DOC, telling a single mother or retiree who sees prices going up every month that some macroeconomic indicator says everything is OK will not get you very far.

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