teeny·​bop·​per ˈtē-nē-ˌbä-pər How to pronounce teenybopper (audio)
: a teenage girl
: a young teenager who is enthusiastically devoted to popular music and to current fads

Examples of teenybopper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add youthful superstardom and time served with your glamour photos on the walls and in the hearts and minds of teenyboppers and all the varying forms of attention that superstardom brings, both good and bad. cleveland, 11 Sep. 2023 Loping bass, rollicking guitars, and blaring sax incite teenyboppers to cut up juke-joint dance floors. Will Dukes, Rolling Stone, 18 Apr. 2023 Spears was an angelic teenybopper no more. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Feb. 2021 Which raises the question: Which airheaded celebrity has the, uh, most unsophisticated teenybopper followers? Smriti Rao, Discover Magazine, 13 Apr. 2010 Yes, the throwback styling approach—which had a huge moment in the early 2000s, thanks to teenybopper stars like Ashley Tisdale and Miley Cyrus—is having a comeback. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2022 Interviewing and describing these girls, Tiffany revisits the teenybopper stereotype, a punching bag for critics since Adorno. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 28 June 2022 From the dawn of the rock 'n' roll era a decade earlier, pop music had been covered largely as a teenybopper curiosity. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 17 Apr. 2022 Spears, long marketed as an innocent teenybopper, began to show signs of restlessness — and autonomy. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History


teeny teenager + -bopper, perhaps from bop entry 4

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of teenybopper was in 1965

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“Teenybopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teenybopper. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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teeny·​bop·​per ˈtē-nē-ˌbäp-ər How to pronounce teenybopper (audio)
: a young teenager who is devoted to popular music and to current fads

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