boy band

noun

: a small ensemble of males in their teens or twenties who play pop songs geared especially to a young female audience

Examples of boy band in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As for his boy band performances, Galitzine looked to BTS and Backstreet Boys for inspiration. Marc Malkin, Variety, 3 Apr. 2024 The real breakthrough, however, came with the K-pop boy band Stray Kids. TIME, 5 Mar. 2024 Some bulls are still with herds, while others have passed on their genetics and have gone solo or rejoined a boy band. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, 22 Feb. 2024 Growing up in Hong Kong, the future members of the 12-member boy band Mirror had all kinds of jobs — from personal trainers to dancers and martial arts instructors. Tim Chan, Rolling Stone, 21 Mar. 2024 Stray Kids are now just the second K-pop boy band to earn more than one gold album in the United States. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Formed in Boston in 1978, New Edition became phenomenally popular in the 1980s and set the template for the modern boy band. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Mar. 2024 Despite social media fans’ constant wishes, the ’90s boy band has yet to announce a reunion tour. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2024 Move over, One Direction: There’s a new five-piece, British, hunky boy band in town. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 6 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boy band was in 1985

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“Boy band.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boy%20band. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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