• WordNet 3.6
    • n rapper a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door
    • n rapper someone who performs rap music
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rapper LL Cool J's name is short for "Ladies Love Cool James".
    • Rapper A forcible oath or lie.
    • Rapper A musician specializing in rap music.
    • Rapper One who, or that which, raps or knocks; specifically, the knocker of a door.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rapper One who raps or knocks; specifically, a spirit-rapper.
    • n rapper The knocker of a door.
    • n rapper In coal-mining, a lever with a hammer attached at one end, placed at the mouth of a shaft or incline for giving signals to the banksman, by rapping on an iron plate.
    • n rapper An extravagant oath or lie; a “whopper.” See to rap out , under rap, transitive verb
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rapper one who raps: a door-knocker
    • n Rapper rap′ėr 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Rap


In literature:

They was likewise spirit rappers and high presher reformers on gineral principles.
"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward" by Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
Smith's Bible, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the spiritual rappers, may yet revolutionize our world.
"A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin" by A. Woodward
They are at the door of a house a little more conspicuous than its fellows, and Mustapha hastily gives the rapper a resonant clang.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
But no prayer or curse will reach me, no incantation of conjurers or spirit-rappers will call me back.
"Dr. Dumany's Wife" by Mór Jókai
Seven competitive examiners entered with another table, and sat down on the opposite side of the stage to the spirit-rappers.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
I have seated myself in my (w)rapper to scribble a little.
"Journal of a Young Lady of Virginia, 1782" by Lucinda Lee Orr
Knock, knock, knock went the rapper of the street gate.
"Folk-lore and Legends: German" by Anonymous
Mr. Lincoln, inspired by Hitchcock and Owen, turns spiritualist and rapper.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
Or do those immortal spectres very wisely count as nought All the tricks of spirit-rappers and sham readers of our thought?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, March 1, 1890" by Various
Addressing the viewless rapper she said "count ten;" the raps obeyed.
"Hydesville" by Thomas Olman Todd
Yet it Must go to the Rappers; Going!
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
He arrived at the house, and his hand shook as he reached it to the rapper.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Clairvoyants, mediums, mahatmas, Indian fakirs, table-turners, spirit-rappers, and I can't say what.
"Mrs. Fitz" by J. C. Snaith
Clairvoyants, spirit-rappers, and similar pretenders, under whatever name they may appear, we may depend on it, are impostors.
"Digby Heathcote" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then grasping the rapper, the Major lifted it and rapped hard several times.
"Ande Trembath" by Matthew Stanley Kemp

In news:

NYC veteran performs 'C4C' in full, ATL rapper brings out some throwbacks.
They've been the rig of choice for rappers, ball players and street hustlers alike since the boxy '99 model and will arguably always be the go-to hauler for the street.
Rapper Azz-Izz shoots a video for his new song Let's.
South Korean rapper Psy speaks at a Seoul press conference.
El-P, SpaceGhostPurrp, Dot Da Genius, and Harry Fraud assist on the NYC rapper's major label debut.
The Beasties were role models to a generation of upstart rappers.
From 'Rapper's Delight' to tariff-collector fight: sons of hip-hop pioneers face the music in tax case.
The rapper stars as a cancer stricken football player in the Mario Van Peebles directed drama.
Rapper's fans riot at concert after false fire alarm.
Islamist website offers reward for the death of Iranian rapper Shahin Najafi.
San Diego psych-rapper and yoga expert Gonjasufi, aka Sumach Ecks, will release MU.ZZ.LE.
NYC designer claims rapper, partners owe $7 million in royalties.
NEW YORK (AP) — This June, Fox presents rappers Method Man and Redman as stars of a new sitcom about adjusting to life in a stuffy gated community.
Rapper Young Buck's Possessions Auctioned Off By IRS.
The rapper Snoop Dogg on a banner for the alcoholic drink Blast by Colt 45 that will be used in stores and at events.