noun Informal.

a young person, especially a teenage girl, who is an ardent admirer of rock musicians and may follow them on tour.
an ardent fan of a celebrity or of a particular activity: a tennis groupie.

Nearby words

  1. group theory,
  2. group therapy,
  3. group velocity,
  4. group work,
  5. grouper,
  6. grouping,
  7. groupism,
  8. groupoid,
  9. groupthink,
  10. groupuscule

Origin of groupie

First recorded in 1965–70; group + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for groupie


noun slang

an ardent fan of a celebrity, esp a pop star: originally, often a girl who followed the members of a pop group on tour in order to have sexual relations with them
an enthusiastic follower of some activitya political groupie
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Word Origin and History for groupie



"girl who follows pop groups," 1967, from group (n.) in the pop music sense + -ie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper