Teddy-boy meaning

In Britain, especially during the 1950s, a tough youth wearing a modified style of Edwardian clothes.
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A British youth of the 1950s or early 1960s who affected flashy dress, esp. of a neo-Edwardian style.
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(brit., informal) Any rough or delinquent youth.
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(dated, UK) A young man who wore clothes supposedly characteristic of the Edwardian period and tended to take part in rowdy behaviour.
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Origin of teddy-boy

  • From Teddy nickname of Edward VII

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition