bobbysoxer

or bob·by sox·er, bob·by-sox·er

[ bob-ee-sok-ser ]
/ ˈbɒb iˌsɒk sər /

noun

an adolescent girl, especially during the 1940s, following youthful fads and fashions.

Nearby words

  1. bobby dazzler,
  2. bobby pin,
  3. bobby socks,
  4. bobby sox,
  5. bobby-dazzler,
  6. bobcat,
  7. bobfloat,
  8. bobigny,
  9. boblet,
  10. bobo

Origin of bobbysoxer

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; bobbysocks + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for bobbysoxer

bobbysoxer

/ (ˈbɒbɪˌsɒksə) /

noun

informal, mainly US an adolescent girl wearing bobby socks, esp in the 1940s
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