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  • n. a British youth subculture that first appeared in the 1950s; mainly from unskilled backgrounds, they adopted a pseudo-Edwardian dress code and rock'n'roll music; proletarian and xenophobic, they were involved in race riots in the United Kingdom

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  • Young men in England in the 1950's who were dressing in slim-legged trousers and were apt to instigate street fights.

    December 7, 2008