group·​ie | \ˈgrü-pē \

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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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 Natural-wine groupies can be seen poring over his list at the bar. Bon Appetit, "Barabba," 18 June 2018 Though there are glimpses of model-pretty groupies naked in Jacuzzis at parties around the billionaire bankers, both Bobby and Chuck are married to powerful, no-nonsense women. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "The Schneiderman Allegations Make the TV show Billions Look a lot More like Real Life," 9 May 2018 Her clothes look expensive and sort of disheveled/bohemian at the same time—kind of like what a high-society groupie of the Doors circa 1970 might wear. Meredith Rollins, Redbook, "One Stylish Mother: What's Great (and What You Can Replicate Right Now) From the Isabel Marant for H&M Collection," 25 Sep. 2013

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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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