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 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, ", Mark Pavelich," 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, "50 Years After Abbey Road, Here’s How the Beatles Went From Symbols of the Generation Gap to a Band for All Ages," 26 Sep. 2019 The judges' comments were met with tears of joy and a group hug for the teenyboppers. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Tween Girl Group GFORCE Turn the Tables on Simon Cowell With 'Simon Says' on 'America's Got Talent'," 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, "Where 15-year-old Coco Gauff's Wimbledon run ranks among other impressive teen performances," 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, "MTV Site Scoops Itself," 7 June 2002

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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 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teenybopper

informal + old-fashioned : a girl who is about 11 to 13 years old and who listens to popular music and likes current fashions

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