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boy band

or boyband

noun

  1. a trendy pop group of young male singers, each member typically cultivating an image so as to appeal to a preteen audience.


boy band

noun

  1. an all-male vocal pop group created to appeal to a young audience


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Word History and Origins

Origin of boy band1

First recorded in 1980–85
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Example Sentences

Timberlake, whose boy band ’NSYNC got an early break opening for Jackson, didn’t always show her the public respect she deserved.

From Time

It was the golden age of boy bands—ask me if I prefer NSYNC or Backstreet Boys and get ready to see a flawless recreation of Meryl Streep’s performance in Sophie’s Choice.

For a society reeling from an authoritarian crackdown against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic, this may seem an odd time for a boy band to take a city by storm.

From Quartz

He quickly opted to go the idol group route instead, and it took nearly three years of trying out different combinations of members and styles for the boy band to finally emerge.

From Vox

You don’t know boy bands until you’ve gotten into this Kenyan boy band.

From Ozy

Well, be still your boy-band-loving heart, because 20 years later, your 14-year-old pop-culture dreams are coming true.

Now Carter and Knight are in their third iteration of a boy band, of sorts.

In March, hip-hop group Bangtan Boys (BTS) covered a song called “T.O.P” by the Korean boy band Shinhwa.

Consider a song like “Crayon” by G-Dragon, a member of the boy band Big Bang.

The last great boy band of the early 2000s, O-Town, is back with Lines and Circles.

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