group·​ie | \ ˈgrü-pē How to pronounce groupie (audio) \

Definition of groupie

1 : a fan of a rock group who usually follows the group around on concert tours
2 : an admirer of a celebrity who attends as many of his or her public appearances as possible
3 : enthusiast, aficionado a political groupie golf groupies

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The race Taylor Swift weighed in on: Swift’s favorite, Democrat Phil Bredesen, is taking on Trump groupie Marsha Blackburn. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Midterm Elections Are Almost Here—What You Need to Know Now," 5 Nov. 2018 His fans are nothing short of groupies - join them on Fridays when the reservations open. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, "35 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles," 27 Feb. 2018 But failing to engage two Greek god groupies at the greatest altar ever built to them seems like an epic parenting failure. Bliss Broyard, Condé Nast Traveler, "I Took My Kids Out Of School for Three Months to Travel," 13 July 2018 To be a fashion groupie is something very, very few people can pull off. Cindy Dampier,, "Ali McGraw on going gray, getting a uniform and channeling great style at every age," 18 June 2018 Even after the drama, sources report Tristan was still in the delivery room for True's birth and Khloe has reportedly already forgiven him, blaming groupies for his cheating. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Khloe Kardashian Has Announced Her Baby's Name and Yes, the Last Name is Thompson," 16 Apr. 2018 Screaming football fans impersonating rock star groupies as head coach Lane Kiffin and his players exit their team bus is perfectly contrasted by Gene Wilder singing an iconic song from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "College football season is 50 days away, and Lane Kiffin and FAU are already winning," 13 July 2018 Graffiti kids, groupies, celebrities, and, not least, drug buddies—people came day and night and found a space strewed with art, garbage, toys, magazines, books. Stephen Metcalf, The Atlantic, "Jean-Michel Basquiat Is Still an Enigma," 24 June 2018 Their relationship never approached toxic band-groupie territory; Thursday recognized Fortune’s supportive spirit and years later, her passion manifested in not just exploring her own musical projects, but taking charge of them, in all aspects. Chris Payne, Billboard, "Living Life After Death With Wax Idols' Hether Fortune: Interview & 'Too Late' Song Premiere," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of groupie

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of groupie

: a fan of a music group who follows the group on concert tours
: a fan of an athlete or celebrity who tries to see the athlete or celebrity as often as possible
: an enthusiastic supporter or follower of something

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