Bop

1. What is a bop?

An excellent song or album

A bop is a really good piece of music that, when you hear it, you can't stop yourself from bouncing to the rhythm. The bop may be a singular song or collection of songs, such as an album or playlist.

You may discover bops when listening to music on the radio or streaming service or at a club, bar, or concert. Or a friend or significant other may make a playlist, mixtape, or CD with bops tailored to your taste.

Like all art, bops are subjective. One person's bop may be another person's garbage. But whenever you discover something musical that transforms your body into a dancing machine, you have to share it with the world.

Many people use bop on social media, especially Twitter and TikTok, to declare to the world that they have to listen to what just tickled their ears. Most bops are catchy Pop songs, but they can really be anything that the listener deems great. After all, bops lie in the ears of the beholder.

Example

"I just heard a bop on the radio and I can't get it out of my head!"
When you gotta tell the world about a bop

When you gotta tell the world about a bop

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Last Updated: June 10, 2021

2. What does BOP stand for in online gaming?

Bind on pickup

MMORPG players use BOP to stand for "bind on pickup." Items that BOP are bound to the player who owns them, meaning they can't be sold or traded to other players.

Unlike "bind on equip" (BOE) and "bind on use" (BOU) items, BOP items are bound to a player as soon as the player grabs or receives them. For example, when you buy a BOP item from an in-game NPC, that item is immediately bound to you.

Some games allow players to eventually convert BOP items into in-game currency or other items. For example, in Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV), players who reach level 20 can complete two quests that allow them to convert bound weapons and armor into materia.

Example

"That helmet is a BOP item, so I can't trade it to you."
Two FFXIV players discussing BOP items

Two FFXIV players discussing BOP items

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Last Updated: October 28, 2021

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