Teddy boyTeddy boy
- a British youth of the 1950s or early 1960s who affected flashy dress, esp. of a neo-Edwardian style
- Brit., Informal any rough or delinquent youth
Origin of Teddy boy; from Teddy, nickname for Edward
In Britain, especially during the 1950s, a tough youth wearing a modified style of Edwardian clothes.
Origin of Teddy boyFrom Teddy, nickname of Edward VII.
(plural teddy boys)
- (dated, UK) A young man who wore clothes supposedly characteristic of the Edwardian period and tended to take part in rowdy behaviour.