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 Woodford’s parents have traveled the world following their daughter, like groupies, Henderson said with a laugh. Krista Torralva,, "San Antonio woman, a singer and dancer with Taylor Swift, gives back to community’s performing arts," 30 Nov. 2019 Karen Abramson, a photographer who grew up in the Beatles' home city of Liverpool, is much more of a Beatles groupie. Rory Sullivan, CNN, "Abbey Road endures more traffic mayhem as Beatles fans mark last album's 50th anniversary," 26 Sep. 2019 The film chronicled not only the group’s performances but also the violence of the crowds, the drug use and the naked groupies. Philip Gefter, New York Times, "Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94," 10 Sep. 2019 Two former groupies, one with a family, the other with a wild temperament, reunite after two decades. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 The film had the intimate, off-hand look of a home movie: Keith Richards was captured removing a television set from his hotel room and tossing it over the balcony and a groupie was seen lying naked on a bed, fondling herself. Hillel Italie, Twin Cities, "Groundbreaking photographer Robert Frank dies at age 94," 10 Sep. 2019 President Trump’s fans follow him around the country like groupies, and Nancy Pelosi’s boosters fetishize her funnel-neck coat as a symbol of the #resistance. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "United We Stan," 11 Sep. 2019 Hollywood’s Bleeding styles itself as the desperate diary of a bootstrapper who’s being drained by groupies and haters and drugs. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Post Malone Is the Voice of Modern Brain Fog," 9 Sep. 2019 The results of the 2 ½-year project are eagerly awaited by architecture buffs, Lautner groupies and residents of the Coachella Valley. Tina Daunt,, "Behind the story of the Bob Hope house restoration," 6 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'groupie.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of groupie

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about groupie

Time Traveler for groupie

Time Traveler

The first known use of groupie was in 1966

See more words from the same year

Statistics for groupie

Last Updated

8 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Groupie.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for groupie


How to pronounce groupie (audio)

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

More from Merriam-Webster on groupie

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with groupie

Nglish: Translation of groupie for Spanish Speakers

Comments on groupie

What made you want to look up groupie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


heavy with or as if with moisture

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!