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[hep-kat] /ˈhɛpˌkæt/

noun, Older Slang.
a performer or admirer of jazz, especially swing.
a person who is hep; hipster.
(obsolete, slang) a person who is hep, esp a player or admirer of jazz and swing in the 1940s


A man who appreciates the right sort of music, leads a life of fashionable pleasure, etc; cat, dude: a big-timer, a young sport, a hep cat, in other words, a man-about-town

[1920s+ Jive talk; fr hep cat; a possible supplementary origin fr Wolof hipicat, ”man who is aware,” has been suggested]


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