Brit-pop

noun
\ˈbrit-ˌpäp \
variants: or Britpop

Definition of Brit-pop 

: British pop music specifically : a style of British rock music of the 1990s suggesting a reaction against American grunge and typically featuring catchy melodies and lyrics with distinctively British references Twenty-six-year-old Nashvillian, Belmont graduate and music fan Dave Henton grew up on the Britpop and indie rock of the '90s. — D. Patrick Rodgers, Nashville Scene, 25 Oct. 2012 often used before another noun Brit-pop music a former Brit-pop rocker

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First Known Use of Brit-pop

1986, in the meaning defined above

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