bobby-soxer
noun Date: 1944 an adolescent girl

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  • Bobby soxer — was a term coined in the 1940s to describe the overly zealous, usually teenage, fans of singer Frank Sinatra, the first singing teen idol. By the 1950s, fashionable teen girls wore poodle skirts while rolling their socks down to ankle level.In… …   Wikipedia

  • bobby-soxer — ☆ bobby soxer or bobbysoxer [bäb′ēsäks΄ər ] n. Informal esp. in the 1940s, a girl in her early teens, esp. one who conformed to adolescent fads * * * …   Universalium

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  • bobby-soxer — {n.} A teen aged girl. (1940s idiom) * /My two daughters, age 13 and 14, are typical bobby soxers./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bobby-soxer — {n.} A teen aged girl. (1940s idiom) * /My two daughters, age 13 and 14, are typical bobby soxers./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bobby-soxer — noun A teen aged girl. (1940s idiom) My two daughters, age 13 and 14, are typical bobby soxers …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bobby soxer — n American a teenage girl. The phrase referred to the short white socks worn as part of a standard ensemble in the 1930s and 1940s. The term itself survived until the 1960s …   Contemporary slang

  • bobby-soxer — noun N. Amer. informal, dated a teenage girl …   English new terms dictionary

  • bobby-soxer — bob·by sox·er …   English syllables

  • bobby-soxer —  Adolescent girl following teenage fashions [Old f.] …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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