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

Examples of groupie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seth Arkin was a voracious world traveler, a faithful Cubs fan, a devoted patron of Chicago’s cultural offerings and a bit of a Bruce Springsteen groupie. Heidi Stevens,, "Column: Seth Arkin turned his friends’ artwork and hobbies into customized coronavirus masks. He died after being hospitalized with COVID-19.," 10 Dec. 2020 All this talk about an AbEx inheritance … was a van Gogh groupie hiding in there all along? Jason Farago, New York Times, "Amy Sillman’s Breakthrough Moment Is Here," 8 Oct. 2020 Hudson starred as band groupie Penny Lane, winning a Golden Globe Award for her performance and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Claudia Harmata,, "Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel and Cameron Crowe Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Almost Famous," 13 Sep. 2020 Zep’s orchestral track can be heard as Sapphire, the witty groupie Balk plays, advises Hammond to go make things right with Miller. Matt Wake |, al, "‘Almost Famous’ at 20: Ranking every song from beloved rock film," 18 Aug. 2020 Silent groupies in Pius hoodies stand vigil outside the hospital, where the comatose pope rests in an ornate, echoing chamber, like a living work of art in a Renaissance gallery. Mike Hale, New York Times, "Review: ‘The New Pope’ on HBO: Faith, Hope and Sponge Baths," 12 Jan. 2020 The oldest Acosta, Emilio (Brandon Larracuente), would rather be fronting his rock band and bedding groupies than taking the baby to the doctor. Judy Berman, Time, "Everything's Gonna Be Okay," 3 Jan. 2020 Every one of us sings and dances, except for Mark, who is our groupie and the driver. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, "Texas-acclimated family of Brits set to become U.S. citizens," 6 Feb. 2020 In the movie, Hudson played a band groupie and guitarist Crudup’s love interest, and Stonestreet had a bit role as Sheldon the hotel desk clerk. Kate Hogan,, "See the Most Nostalgia-Inducing Cast Reunions from Your Favorite Movies & TV Shows," 18 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of groupie

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Dec 2020

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“Groupie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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