riot grrrl

noun
\ -ˈgərl, -ˈgər‧əl, -ˈgə̄l\
plural riot grrrls

Definition of riot grrrl

: a girl or woman who participates in a feminist punk subculture

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First Known Use of riot grrrl

1991, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for riot grrrl

grrrl alteration (influenced by grrr representing growling sound) of girl

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