Teddy boy


noun (often lowercase)Informal.

a rebellious British youth who, in the 1950s and early 1960s, affected the dress of the reign of Edward VII.

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British Dictionary definitions for Teddy boy

teddy boy

noun

(in Britain, esp in the mid-1950s) one of a cult of youths who wore mock Edwardian fashions, such as tight narrow trousers, pointed shoes, and long sideboardsOften shortened to: ted
any tough or delinquent youth

Word Origin for teddy boy

C20: from Teddy, from Edward, referring to the Edwardian dress
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