groupie

noun
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

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, latimes.com, "Behind the story of the Bob Hope house restoration," 6 June 2019 For critics who doubted Love’s talent and viewed her as nothing more than a gold digger or a groupie, seeing her compete with, and have success alongside, Eddie Vedder, Beck, and Trent Reznor, as well as Cobain, gave her and Hole currency. Lisawhill, Longreads, "Live Through This: Courtney Love at 55," 9 July 2019 One hoax groupie, Lucy Richards from Florida, actually threatened Pozner’s life several times caught on audio and was later prosecuted and sentenced two years ago to a five-month prison term. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: The recent court victory against the Sandy Hook deniers has a Saintly City connection," 28 June 2019 Running off to become a groupie or being removed from school and sent to a treatment facility should not be the only two options Elodie has. Ariana Brockington, refinery29.com, "Elodie's Dad's Reaction To Her Shoplifting On Trinkets Is A Problem," 15 June 2019 The same is true of The Woman in the Fifth (2011), an abysmal psychological thriller, in which Ethan Hawke plays the novelist Tom Ricks, a stilted narcissist at whom the women of Paris throw themselves like so many delirious groupies. Giles Harvey, Harper's magazine, "Home Truths," 10 Jan. 2019 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

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

Statistics for groupie

Last Updated

15 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for groupie

The first known use of groupie was in 1966

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for groupie

groupie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of groupie

informal
: 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).

WORD OF THE DAY

recurring in steady succession

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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