variants or Britpop
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Brit-pop was in 1986

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“Brit-pop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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