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Teddy boy

noun, (often lowercase) Informal.
a rebellious British youth who, in the 1950s and early 1960s, affected the dress of the reign of Edward VII. Unabridged
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  • And now, Teddy boy, we'll forget all about those miserable years.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for Teddy boy

teddy boy

(in Britain, esp in the mid-1950s) one of a cult of youths who wore mock Edwardian fashions, such as tight narrow trousers, pointed shoes, and long sideboards Often shortened to ted
any tough or delinquent youth
Word Origin
C20: from Teddy, from Edward, referring to the Edwardian dress
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