• (uncountable) Blame (for something).

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

  • A song, verse, or instance of singing in the style of rap music.
  • A whit; a jot.

    "I don't care a rap."

  • (countable) A sharp blow with something hard.

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

  • (music, uncountable) Rap music.
  • 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.
  • (informal) A casual talk
  • A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.
  • A whit; a jot.

    "That's not worth a rap."


  • (metalworking) To free (a pattern) in a mould by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.
  • (informal, intransitive) To talk casually.
  • (transitive, dated) To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.
  • (transitive, intransitive) To speak (lyrics) in the style of rap music.

    "He rapped a song to his girlfriend."

  • (intransitive) To strike something sharply with one's knuckles; knock.
  • (transitive, intransitive) To speak (lyrics) in the style of rap music.

    "He started to rap after listening to the Beastie Boys"

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