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groupie

[groo-pee] /ˈgru pi/
noun, Informal.
1.
a young person, especially a teenage girl, who is an ardent admirer of rock musicians and may follow them on tour.
2.
an ardent fan of a celebrity or of a particular activity:
a tennis groupie.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; group + -ie
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  • She thereupon decided to marry him and attached herself to the company, as a sort of groupie, for that purpose.
  • Surely they had admirers, but the word groupie hadn't been invented.
  • The groupie stories were kept hushed, and the images of superstars tended not to get sullied unless they stepped outside the law.
British Dictionary definitions for groupie

groupie

/ˈɡruːpɪ/
noun (slang)
1.
an ardent fan of a celebrity, esp a pop star: originally, often a girl who followed the members of a pop group on tour in order to have sexual relations with them
2.
an enthusiastic follower of some activity: a political groupie
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Word Origin and History for groupie
n.

"girl who follows pop groups," 1967, from group (n.) in the pop music sense + -ie.

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Slang definitions & phrases for groupie

groupie

modifier

: The ''groupie'' syndrome, personified by adulatory novices of science flocking around the luminaries

noun
  1. A young woman who seeks to share the glamour of famous persons, esp rock musicians, by offering help and sexual favors; bunny: No fool, no groupie, no teeny-bopper, she takes rock music, rightly, seriously
  2. An ardent devotee and votary; fan: like many of Hollywood's young trendies, a political groupie/ the American literary groupies (1960s+ Rock and roll)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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