Definition of Teddy boys

1. Noun. A British youth subculture that first appeared in the 1950s; mainly from unskilled backgrounds, they adopted a pseudo-Edwardian dress code and rock'n'roll music; proletarian and xenophobic, they were involved in race riots in the United Kingdom.

Generic synonyms: Youth Subculture



Definition of Teddy boys

1. Noun. (plural of Teddy boy) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teddy Boys

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teddy boys (current term)
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Literary usage of Teddy boys

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1. The Urban Condition: Space, Community, and Self in the Contemporary Metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"In looking at punks, hipsters, beats, teddy boys, mods, and other marginal urban groups of the fifties through seventies, and reading their acts of ..."

2. The Battle Over Britain by Philip Dodd (1995)
"... Sidney Bechet coexisted happily with an ugly racism or the teddy boys of the 50s whose love of black-derived rock'n roll did not stop them precipitating ..."

3. A Gift for Muslim Women by Muḥammad ʻĀshiq Ilāhī (2001)
"They look to neatness, but ignore purity. The modern teddy boys set out wearing costly suits. If they find a wrinkle in the suit, they disdain to set out ..."

4. A Check List of the Literature and Other Material in the Library of Congress by Herman Henry Bernard Meyer (1918)
"Short, TV teddy boys. Bv B. Schulze. Springfield, Mass., Short, 1917. Sigurdson, T. Old'G lory, \ve "love you! Ms.. 1918. Silby, HM Our boys. By Wm. Burke. ..."

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