In Britain, especially during the 1950s, a tough youth wearing a modified style of Edwardian clothes.
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.
Other Word Forms
Origin of teddy-boy
- From Teddy nickname of Edward VII
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition