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rapper


noun

  1. a person or thing that raps or knocks.
  2. the knocker of a door.
  3. Slang. a person who chats or talks, especially freely.
  4. a person who performs rap music, especially professionally.

noun

  1. something used for rapping, such as a knocker on a door
  2. a performer of rap music
n.

agent noun meaning “one who raps” in any sense (see rap (v.)). Before the hip-hpo performance sense emerged c.1979, it could mean “door-knocker” (1630s), “spirit-rapper” (1755), “professional perjurer” (1840), prison slang for “prosecutor” (1904), “itinerant antiques buyer,” with a tinge of shadiness (1914). Rapster is from 1772.

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