Date: Fri, 2 Jun 1995 21:50:56 -0400
From: James C Stalker stalker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Query about terms
If you are interested in possible historical sources, try Grose or the later
Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. Rap is defined, in one sense, as "to exchange
or barter" and as "to take a false oath, also to curse." If you are interested
in more recent sources, I do recall "rap" as being a courtship repartee, but I
don't know the source. I would have to redo some research.