teeny·​bop·​per | \ ˈtē-nē-ˌbä-pər How to pronounce teenybopper (audio) \

Definition of teenybopper

1 : a teenage girl
2 : a young teenager who is enthusiastically devoted to popular music and to current fads

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 After a slew of encouraging moves over the summer, including the acquisition of defenseman P.K. Subban from Nashville and the drafting of slick teenybopper pivot Jack Hughes, Hynes and crew opened the season with a resounding 0-4-2 thud. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Dec. 2019 In those early years, the Beatles were a teenybopper phenomenon, yet another example of that era’s generation gap. Kenneth Womack, Time, 26 Sep. 2019 The judges' comments were met with tears of joy and a group hug for the teenyboppers. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 23 July 2019 Here's a look at some of the top performances among teenyboppers in recent years -- athletes who remain at the top of their games (with all due respect to the likes of others, such as Nadia Comaneci, Dwight Gooden and Wayne Gretzky). Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 3 July 2019 MTV’s website posted the winners of its 2002 movie awards five days before the teenybopper channel aired the ceremonies on Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT. Noah Shachtman, WIRED, 7 June 2002 See More

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First Known Use of teenybopper

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for teenybopper

teeny teenager + -bopper, perhaps from bop entry 4

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“Teenybopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teenybopper. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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