bobbysoxer

or bob·by sox·er, bob·by-sox·er

[ bob-ee-sok-ser ]
/ ˈbɒb iˌsɒk sər /

noun Informal.

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

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Origin of bobbysoxer

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; bobby socks + -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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