noun (often lowercase) Informal.
a rebellious British girl who, in the 1950s and early 1960s, affected the dress of the reign of Edward VII.
a girl companion of Teddy boys.
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British Dictionary definitions for teddy girl
a girl companion to a teddy boy
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