[ tee-nee-bop-er ]
/ ˈti niˌbɒp ər /

noun Slang.

a teenage girl, especially a young one.
a young teenage girl who is devoted to teenage fads, rock music, etc.

Origin of teenybopper

First recorded in 1960–65; teen2 + -y2 + bopper
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British Dictionary definitions for teeny-bopper


/ (ˈtiːnɪˌbɒpə) /


slang a young teenager, usually a girl, who avidly follows fashions in clothes and pop music
Derived Formsteenybop, adjective

Word Origin for teenybopper

C20: teeny, from teenage + -bopper see bop 1
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Word Origin and History for teeny-bopper



1966, from teen (n.) but also felt as influenced by teeny. For second element, see bop.

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