Beatles meaning

bēt'lz
An extremely successful and influential British rock music quartet that operated primarily in the 1960s.
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(person) Brit. rock group (1961-70) including John Lennon (1940-80), Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey) (1940- ), (James) Paul McCartney (1942- ; knighted 1997), & George Harrison (1943-2001)
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Origin of beatles

  • A combination of the words 'beetles'—as a sign of respect to The Crickets—and 'beat', as in 'beat music' or the 'beat' of a drum.

    From Wiktionary