group·​ie ˈgrü-pē How to pronounce groupie (audio)
: a fan of a rock group who usually follows the group around on concert tours
: an admirer of a celebrity who attends as many of his or her public appearances as possible
: enthusiast, aficionado
a political groupie
golf groupies

Examples of groupie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web End of carousel During the era of the golden god, when jean-stuffing rockers roamed the Earth searching for drugs, groupies and TV sets to toss, the members of Rush seemed content keeping to themselves. Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 The cardinal’s groupies, and the synod’s enemies, hung around, too. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2023 Lyte was the serious rapper, not to be confused with some random groupie. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 4 Oct. 2023 Would-be Fleetwood Mac groupies will relish in bare skin and thick, natural brows. Loren Savini, Allure, 7 Sep. 2023 Men of course were allowed their peccadillos — especially rock stars with all their proverbial fans and groupies. Elizabeth Winder, Rolling Stone, 24 July 2023 People are excited to have everything back to normal, and rockin’ out and the groupies are a reflection of that. Matt Wake |, al, 28 July 2023 Throughout the music video, Gunna flaunts luxury shopping bags and dedicated groupies alike, leaning into to triumphant tone of the video. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 2 Aug. 2023 Ohanian seem to be joking about the lyrics in a tweet about being his wife's groupie and loving it. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 31 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of groupie was in 1966

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“Groupie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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group·​ie ˈgrü-pē How to pronounce groupie (audio)
: a fan of a rock group who usually follows the group around on concert tours

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