Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A young teenage girl.
  • n. Slang A teenager who follows the latest fad or craze, as in dress or music.

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  • n. A person, especially a female, in her early teens who follows popular clothing fashions, music trends, and the like.

Etymologies

teen1 + -y1 + bop2 + -er1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined in the 1950's from teeny (“teenage”) +‎ bopper (“one who dances to the form of improvisational jazz popular at the time”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What impresarios look for in teenybopper idols are males who seem younger than they actually are, but they are less likely to grow up to appeal to adult males.

    Archive 2004-12-05

  • On the "teenybopper" girl -- if being 15-16, and discovering a semi-local band via MTV, and being attracted the sounds, the look, and everything overall -- makes me "just another teen girl", so be it -- what's the differentiation between being a "true music fan" and just happening to be young & female?

    great face for radio (Music (For Robots))

  • Russell Brand has outraged the tabloids again - this time by saying that "teenybopper" pop stars should be given heroin in the hope that it might "weed out" a lot of those now dominating the pop charts.

    The First Post: Latest

  • The comedian has spoken put encouraging all "teenybopper" pop stars to take heroin so that some of them will die.

    Celebrity News - Entertainmentwise.com

  • The most surprising thing about Final Fantasy's intriguing set were the three school uniform-clad girls standing directly behind me, tingling with the kind of teenybopper anxiety usually reserved for the Jonas Brothers.

    The Rawking Refuses To Stop!

  • County treasurer defeated by 'teenybopper' student

    WBAY Action 2 News

  • County treasurer defeated by 'teenybopper' student - The Associated Press Karen Gerrish: Lebanon sees a record turnout of voters - Foster's Daily Democrat

    news.beiruter.com - A directory of Lebanese blogs

  • "teenybopper" who "brainwashed" students to get votes ( "Sievers '10 criticized for work as treasurer,'" Feb. 16, 2009), students may feel disconcerted running for political office.

    TheDartmouth.com | America's Oldest College Newspaper. Founded 1799.

  • "teenybopper" in an interview with a local newspaper,

    Daily Kos

  • Associated Press - November 13, 2008 12: 23 PM ET HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) - The treasurer of Grafton County, New Hampshire, is blaming 'brainwashed college kids' for her election defeat, saying ... "); var headline = escape (" County treasurer defeated by 'teenybopper' student "); OpenWin ( '/ Global / Create_Email_Story. asp?

    WBAY Action 2 News

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