groupie

[groo-pee]
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noun Informal.
  1. a young person, especially a teenage girl, who is an ardent admirer of rock musicians and may follow them on tour.
  2. an ardent fan of a celebrity or of a particular activity: a tennis groupie.

Origin of groupie

First recorded in 1965–70; group + -ie
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Related Words for groupie

devotee, buff, admirer, follower, hanger-on, supporter

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British Dictionary definitions for groupie

groupie

noun slang
  1. 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
  2. an enthusiastic follower of some activitya political groupie
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Word Origin and History for groupie
n.

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

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