Definition of Teddy boy in English:

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Teddy boy

Pronunciation: /ˈtɛdibɔɪ/


(In the 1950s) a young man of a subculture characterized by a style of dress based on Edwardian fashion (typically with drainpipe trousers, bootlace tie, and hair slicked up in a quiff) and a liking for rock-and-roll music.
Example sentences
  • Even in the area of alternative fashion in the post 1945 period, the world of Teddy boys, mods and rockers, hippies, punks, new Romantics, and so on, the driving force has been a masculine one.
  • I was never a Teddy boy but it was the era of Teddy boys.
  • This might be before Teddy boys, which would make the writer at least 60.


From Teddy, pet form of the given name Edward (with reference to Edward VII's reign).

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