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bobbysoxer

[bob-ee-sok-ser] /ˈbɒb iˌsɒk sər/
noun
1.
an adolescent girl, especially during the 1940s, following youthful fads and fashions.
Also, bobby soxer, bobby-soxer.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; bobbysocks + -er1
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bobbysoxer

/ˈbɒbɪˌsɒksə/
noun
1.
(informal, mainly US) an adolescent girl wearing bobby socks, esp in the 1940s
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