Hep-Cat




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Hep-Cat : Phrases



Meaning:

Someone knowledgeable about popular music.


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Origin:

Hep goes back to hip (from which hippie comes) which, in turn, derives from the west African Wolof word hipi meaning to open one's eyes. Cat is also derived from the same source since hipi-kat in Wolof means one who has opened his eyes.







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